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Insect Care Sheets

How To Keep And Breed Insects

Butterworms
(Chilecomadia moorei)

Butterworms (Chilecomadia moorei)

Butterworms (Chilecomadia moorei), or Trevo Worms as they are commonly known in their native Chile, are the larvae of the Chilean moth. Butterworms are indigenous to Chile and feed primarily on the Trevo Bush (Trevoa … More →

Crickets
(Achetus domesticus)

Crickets (Achetus domesticus)

Crickets (Achetus domesticus) have been a staple prey item for many years. Breeding crickets at home is the best method for cutting costs, monitoring the dietary intake of the prey you are feeding your reptiles and a way to keep … More →

Fruit Flies
(Drosophila melanogaster)

Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster)

Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) are extremely easy to culture at home and are ideal for feeding smaller reptile, amphibians, arachnids, and other insects. Many petstores and specialty shops carry them. They … More →

Lobster Roaches
(Nauphoeta cinerea)

Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator)

Lobster roaches (Nauphoeta cinerea) are extremely easy to keep and breed. Their prolific nature and ease of rearing, in addition to the meat to shell ratio, has made them an excellent feeder choice for many.… More →

Mealworms
(Tenebrio molitor)

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) aren't worms at all. They are actually the larval stage of the Darkling Beetle. The darkling beetle and its larvae are often found harboring in flour, cornmeal, and other grain products. They are … More →

Orange Spotted Roaches
(Blaptica dubia)

Orange Spotted Roaches (Blaptica dubia)

Orange spotted roaches (Blaptica dubia) are a non-climbing, non-flying species of roach. This means that although the males have wings, they are unable to fly. They are also unable to climb smooth surfaces such as glass or … More →

Phoenix Worms
(Hermetia illucens)

Poecilotheria - (Hermetia illucens)

Phoenix (Hermetia illucens) worms, also called Soldier Grubs, are the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly. The black soldier fly (BSF) closely resembles the organ pipe mud dauber wasp, but lack a stinger and is harmless. BSF are … More →

Silkworms
(Bombyx mori)

Silkworms (Bombyx mori)

Silkworms (Bombyx mori) have a life cycle that consists of 4 stages and is considered one of the most advanced forms of metamorphosis. Holometabolous, also called complete metamorphism, is a term for insect groups to … More →

Superworms
(Zophobas morio)

Superworms (Zophobas morio)

Superworms (Zophobas morio) aren't worms at all and contrary to their name, they don't possess super powers. In fact, they are the larval (pl. = larvae) stage of the Morio Beetle. Unlike mealworms, superworms are extremely active … More →

Waxworms
(Galleria mellonella)

Waxworms (Galleria mellonella)

Waxworms (Galleria mellonella) are the larvae stage of the greater wax moth. Their primary food sources are pollen, bee larvae casing, and bees’ wax. These are the key components of the honeycombs that house honey … More →