Decker Worm SalesEarthworm, Red Worms, European Night Crawlers

Earthworms
 

 
    Worms Superstore

Fishing Bait

Exotic Pet Food

Composters and Composting Supplies

Organic Gardening

Earthworm Care

Earthworm FAQ's

Earthworm Books

Home Page


 

 

     


Reptile, Bird and Exotic Pet Food

 

Decker Worm Sales proudly now offers numerous options to keep your exotic pet pet healthy and happy. Whether you have a pet bird, reptile, or other exotic pet, you are sure to find just the right treat! We offer everything your exotic pet might enjoy from Crickets, Superworms, and Mealworms, to Soldier Fly Larvae, Discoid Roaches and Butterworms. Decker Worm Sales has it all!

Just click on the link below to go directly to your favorite exotic pet food, or simply scroll this page to see the entire selection. While we make some general recommendations below, we recommend you consult a vet or a specialist well-versed in your specific pet for best dietary recommendations.

Crickets | Superworms | Mealworms | Soldier Fly Larvae
Discoid Roaches  | Wax Worms | Butter Worms


 Crickets

Plenty of exotic pets will happily munch on crickets, either as a main course or a special snack. Not only are they delicious, but they are very nutritious as well offering a high protein dietary option. When it comes to exotic pets that will enjoy crickets, reptiles are at the top of the list. Do you own a bearded dragon, lizard, or iguana? These reptiles love crickets, as well as most other insects. In fact, insects will make up virtually their entire diet.

If you own frogs, make your frogs happy frogs by feeding them our crickets! Ribbet!  Own a tortoise? While we recommend commercial turtle food for the bulk of their diet, they enjoy a cricket as a special snack! Large spiders, such as the tarantula,  will also enjoy hunting down our fat and healthy crickets.

Decker Worm Sales offers the  large acheta domestica, commonly known as the Brown Domestic, or House Cricket. These crickets are fed a diet heavy in fresh fruits as well as the highest quality commercial cricket food available. This produces crickets that are long lived, super healthy and loaded with energy! And your exotic pet will love chasing these critters down.

        
                                                       (click image for larger version of picture)

Decker Worm Sales offers our Crickets by the box, with each box containing approximately 1000 crickets. We also do offer a smaller 500 box option for those with more modest needs. 

500 Crickets - $17.99
1000 Crickets - $24.99

 

All Crickets qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button

 

 

Superworms

Superworms are the larvae of a species of darkling beetle known as Zophobas morio. Also known simply as Zophobas, Superworms are a staple in the reptile pet industry. They should not be confused with giant mealworms, although the resemblance is uncanny. Like the mealworm, these are a high protein treat and may even be a staple of your pet's diet. Note that in that case, supplementing with calcium is receommended.

Your lizards, turtles, frogs, salamanders, birds, koi and other insectivorous animals all agree with this name - they surely are superworms and your exotic pets will love you for it! The only thing missing is the tiny cape!

Important notes: Do not refrigerate Superworms. Refrigeration will lead to death of the Superworm. Also, their tendency to bite may make them unsuitable for some insectivorous mammals, such as hedgehogs.

We proudly sell the healthiest, most active Superworms available!

          
                                                            (click image for larger version of picture)

Superworms are sold 1,000 per box for $25.99 with Free Shipping and are available in the following sizes:

Large: 1 3/4-2"
Medium: 1 1/2"
Small: 1"
Extra Small: 1/2-3/4"

You may "split" boxes by choosing the appropriate choice in the drop down box below

 

All Superworms qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button

 

 

MealWorms

Mealworms (aka Meal worms) are the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, a type of darkling beetle. Believe it or not, some people eat mealworms. We personally think they should be fed to your pet reptile, fish, or used in a wild bird feeder that attracts blue birds, but if you're the adventurous sort, give them a try...if you dare! Anglers also love them, but on the end of a hook. Many species of fish will think they are quite delicious! Fishing for  trout, pan fish or largemouth bass? Give Mealworms a try!

Your bearded dragon,  as well as chickens, pet fish, and many other animals will happily devour mealworms.

They are high in protein and fat and are easy to maintain over a period of time. Simply keep them safely tucked away in the refrigerator and they will stay alive for months. Importantly, they do need to feed about once a week to maintain their health and longevity.

Mealworms are voracious eaters and will feast upon grains, vegetation, spoiled food, and many other types of fresh or decaying organic matter.

Be advised that mealworms can get into and ruin stored flour, pet food, cereal and other dry goods so it's highly important to keep them contained properly.

Our mealworms are 100% natural, and untouched by steroids or hormones. Mealworms are available in large, medium, and small sizes.  

The Mealworm life cycle is shown below:


(click image for larger picture)

Mealworms are available in small, medium, or large sizes and priced at $12.00 per thousand. To order, select your preferred mealworm size in the drop down below and click select. Your cart will automatically load with a quantity of one, which is for 1,000 Mealworms in your desired size. If you wish to order more, simply adjust the quantity in the cart. Each time you increase your quantity by one, you are adding 1,000 mealworms to your order. 

1000 Mealworms - $12.00

All Mealworms qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button

 

 

Soldier Fly Larvae

Soldier Fly Larvae are also known as Phoenix Worms, Reptworms, or calciworms. Scientifically known as Hermetia illucens,  Soldier Fly Larvae are commonly used in manure management, house fly control, and for composting organic waste material.

Soldier Fly Larvae have a high calcium content, which means better health for  your frogs, snakes, lizards, turtles and similar animals. Chickens, most fish, pigs, and even dogs also enjoy these larvae.

Note that Soldier Fly Larvae can only be shipped between the months of April to November.


(click either image for larger picture)

100 Larvae - $10.00
200 Larvae - $18.00
500 Larvae - $24.00

All Soldier Fly Larvae qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button

 

 

Discoid Roaches

Discoid Roaches are also known as Discoid Cockroaches, Tropical Cockroaches, West Indian Leaf Cockroach, False Death's Head Cockroach, Haitian Cockroach, and Drummer. That's a lot of names for Blaberus Discoidalis!

Our little friend, the Discoid Roach, is a native of Central America, but is now found in parts of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and Florida. Adults tend to be 1.4 - 2 inches in length. They are tan with a dark brown or black patch on its pronotum. Juvenile's are brown with tan speckles. Adults have wings but are not active fliers. They cannot climb up any smooth vertical surface, which makes it easy on any of us that keep them.

Discoid Roaches breed readily in captivity. They reach breeding age in about 6 months if kept warm. 85-90 F is recommended for most productive breeding. They can tolerate temperatures as high as 110 F but it's not wise to keep them at that temperature for long periods, if ever. The warmer it is, the more they food they will consume and the higher their water needs. They are also fine at room temperature, but will be a little less active. However, please keep the ambient temperature above 68 F. Lifespan for this roach is about 1 year. 

They will eat just about anything. Fruits, vegetables, grains, or ground up dog food are all good ideas. There are also commercially available foods. If you do feed fruits or veggies, please remove the item prior to mold setting in. This type of mold can be fatal to this insect. A small water bowl is recommended. You can use a sponge or paper towel to help avoid drowning. We recommend cleaning the water bowl thoroughly on a weekly basis to avoid bacteria issues.

If you plan to breed them, any smooth walled container will work well. A Rubbermaid container or an unused aquarium are ideal. These are nocturnal creatures, and they will be more active at night or in dark areas. We do not recommend any substrate for Discoids. It's essential that they not be over-crowded and that hiding places are abundant. Hiding spots can be created with simple household items: a toilet paper roll, a wadded up paper towel, egg cartons, etc.

Almost all lizards love tasty Discoid Roaches, such as Bearded Dragons. Tarantulas also enjoy a hearty meal of Discoid Roach.


(click either image for larger picture)

Adult Breeder - $2.50 ea or $20 per 10
Medium Sized - $32 per 25 or $45 per 50

Small Sized -     $30 per 25 or $44 per 50


All Discoid Roaches qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your size and quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button.
Adjustments can be made in from cart to order various quantities. For example, one Discoid Roach can be ordered here, but you can adjust that to five once in the cart to order five.

 

 

Wax Worms

Wax Worms (or Waxworms) are the caterpillar larvae of  the greater wax moth.  Wax Worms have been used by ice fisherman, or those looking to hook their next big rainbow trout. Fisherman and bait shops often refer to the Wax Worm as "Waxies". In addition to rainbow trout, certain species of panfish, Sunfish and Salmon love to munch on Wax Worms.  

They are valued highly by anglers due in large part to their ability to survive for weeks at low temperatures.

Rainbow trout love these critters, but they are not alone. Many other creatures love to nibble on the Wax Worm! Wax Worms have a high fat content, so they make a nutritious snack for many species of exotic pets.

A few examples of exotic pets or reptiles that are likely to enjoy Wax Worms include bearded dragons, neon tree dragons, geckos, brown anoles, various turtles, frogs,  chameleons and even hedgehogs!

 

250 Wax Worms - $19.99
500 Wax Worms - $27.50

1000 Wax Worms - $39.50


All Wax Worms qualify for Free Shipping!

Select your quantity from the drop down list, and then click the 'Add to cart' button

 

 

Butter Worms

Decker Worms Sales now offers the Butter Worm (or Butterworm). What exactly are Butter Worms? Known in the scientific world as Chilecomadia moorei larvae, the Butter Worm (You may also use Butterworm) is a native of Chile. More commonly known as Butter Worms, Tebo Worms or Sweet Worms, these little nutritious larvae make a wonderful snack for your reptile or bird. Butter Worms are simply the larval stage of the Chilean Moth and they mostly are found in the Tebo Tree in Chile, thus the Tebo Worm moniker.

Many anglers use them as fishing bait! Butter Worms have been long used for fishing in their native country of Chile and Butter Worms are becoming increasingly common as bait here in the United States. Steelheads and Panfish are especially attracted to  the Butter Worm. We say Bon Appétit

However, their biggest usage currently is a favorite snack of many reptiles and birds.  Butter Worms are high in fat and have twice the calcium content as other feeder insects. They have a fruity smell that turtles, reptiles and birds find appealing.

Ideally, Butter Worms should be stored between 42 and 45 degrees in the refrigerator in a dry organic substrate (saw dust, wheat bran, etc.). This puts the Butter Worm into a hibernating state. In this environment, Butter Worms commonly live 1-3 months. Given ideal conditions, in our experience Butter Worms have survived up to 6 months with minimal loss. Since loss is minimal in refrigeration, our larger quantities of 100 and 250 make an excellent investment to add variety to your turtle, snake, lizard, or bird's diet.

Nutritional Information

Moisture

58.54 %

Ash

1.04 %

Protein

16.20 %

Fat

5.21 %

Calories/Fat

87.73

Calcium (ml/100 grs)

42.90

Decker "Butter Worms" come in two economical quantities. Our 100 quantity and 250 quantity make excellent daily snacks for your turtles, reptiles or birds. Simply select your quantity below and we will be happy to ship your Butter Worms as quickly as possible. If you plan on ordering other varieties of worms along with your Butter Worms, you may purchase all of them from our Worm Superstore.

100 Butter Worms -$22.00
250 Butter Worms - $35.00

Shipping is a flat cost of $7.00 for either size!

 


* Important Butter Worm Care and Pet Health Information *


Food & Water

In their native Chilean habitat, the Butter Worm eats the leaves from the Tebo Tree. If you keep your Butter Worms in the refrigerator as suggested, they do not need to be fed any additional meal. The hibernated state that refrigeration causes slows the metabolism of the Butter Worm and negates any need for additional food or water.
 

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

Decker Worm Sales strongly suggests storing your Butter Worms in a darkened cool place, preferably a refrigerator, where they should be kept at temperatures ranging from roughly 42 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, creating the ideal conditions. Low humidity works best as moisture may lead to mold forming, potentially causing health issues for the animal consuming the Butter Worm, particularly lizards.  


Housing

Keep your Butter Worms in a plastic or similar container, with an organic substrate. Oat meal, Sawdust or wheat bran are all excellent materials to use. Place the container in the refrigerator. Again be careful of dampness. Check the worms after about an hour. If they are webbing the substrate together, all is well. If they are not, change the substrate right away. They can survive anywhere from 1 to 6 months in a hibernated state.


Breeding

Butter Worms are irradiated before being shipped from Chile. This is done to kill off any bacteria to prevent the Butter Worm from ever pupating into a moth. Therefore, our Butter Worms cannot be cultured at home.

 

Disease & Sickness

The main emphasis here is to ensure that the substrate stays almost perfectly dry. Any significant dampness will lead to mold. This can lead to problems if digested by your lizard. If the substrate becomes damp, change it immediately!


Crickets | Superworms | Mealworms | Soldier Fly Larvae
Discoid Roaches  | Wax Worms | Butter Worms

 Decker Worm Sales is your Complete Worm,
Castings, and Composting Supplier. 

We accept  

If paying by check or money order, prepayment is required before
we can ship your worms.
Send your check or money order to:
Decker Worm Sales, 26502 Leafton Lane, Magnolia, TX 77354

info@deckerwormsales.com

 

   

info@deckerwormsales.com
Call Us - 832-228-7594
Hours: 8am-8pm Daily CT

© Copyright Decker Worm Sales & Rabbit Farm 2011