Black soldier fly larvae are some of the most beneficial, and protein-rich snacks you can offer any of your beloved pets. Whether using them for a snack, or relying on them as a main cuisine, they will remain a staple in your pets' diet. And that's why we have black soldier fly larvae for sale, so that you can maintain your pet's happiness and health.
How To Care for Black Soldier Fly Larvae
The care and maintenance is rather simple. First, after you receive them in the mail, allow them to sit at room temperature. You do not need to feed or water them. The larvae stage is part of the metamorphosis life cycle, And the larvae stage can remain dormant, so that they do not morph into the next stage. The benefit of this is that you can save them for your pet.
However, if you plan on using them after 2 weeks, then it is recommended to store them in 50 degree F temperatures. Temperatures that low will retard the cycle, preventing them from morphing into their next stage.
But as long as you keep them in their container, and at room temperature, and use them within 2 weeks, you won't need to worry about them morphing into the fly.
It is recommended that you rinse off your soldier fly larvae prior to feeding them to your pet.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are also referred to as phoenix worms, reptworms, or calciworms. They offer an excellent amount of calcium for your beloved pets. But they're also renowned in the compost worms, as they serve as excellent composters.
We can only ship Live Products on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
We want to get your products delivered quickly just as badly as you do. But the reality is that shipping live products isn't the easiest task. And that means we have to be disciplined and strategic when we ship. Otherwise, there's an increased probability that perished crickets will show up on your doorstep. And that doesn't do any good for the customer or shipper.
We Ship with The Post Office
We ship with the post office for a few reasons.
- They keep their packages inside their climate controlled buildings. This is a game changer. Instead of leaving the packages out on a dock, they are brought inside the building. Which can drastically increase the survival rate for the crickets and superworms.
- They Deliver on Saturdays. Since they deliver on Saturdays, we're able to ship on Wednesdays. Most packages are delivered within 2-3 business days. So if we ship on Wednesday, that 2-3 day window falls in the same week, which avoids any Sunday transit delays.
- Cost Effective. And one reason why we're able to keep our prices so low is because we use the post office. USPS Priority mail is a great, and reasonable priced service. And any savings we gain, we pass right back to the customer.
The post office is our preferred shipper. However, if you'd like to receive the package through FedEx, or UPS, we can accommodate that request. But it was accrue additional shipping fees.
Hot and Cold Temperatures
Temperatures are a big consideration when packaging and shipping live products. And at any time, we may decide to postpone deliveries if we feel the live product will not survive the transit. If that is the case, we will make our best effort to contact the customer so that can make other arrangements if desired.
But if the temperatures are too cold, we can package the crickets with heat packs. And if they are too hot, we can package them with cold gel packs.
But either way, we need to keep a close eye on the weather when we get into the extremes. So please keep that in mind when expecting deliveries.