Bugs, Grubs and Maggots for feeding

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Natural maggots

The mention of maggots often conjures up ideas that they are dirty, smelly creatures to be avoided at all costs, usually because we have seen them on a piece of decaying meat or we have bought them from a fishing tackle shop where they have not been looked after properly, these ideas are a long way from the truth, maggots that are offered for sale have long given up feeding so have been away from meat for some time, if looked after properly they have been kept chilled in sawdust that is changed and riddled on a regular basis, kept like this they are clean and do not smell.

The maggots we offer as feeds are actually kept in bran, this keeps them soft and more digestible also a bit of bran stuck to them is better for your creatures than sawdust!

There are 3 different types giving 3 distinctly different sizes, using the fishing names that most people know they are natural maggots from the Bluebottle fly, Pinkies (although naturally white!) from the Greenbottle fly and Squats from the Housefly.

Naturally white Pinkies
These are the larvae of the Green bottle fly, around 4 - 5mm long

Amount: Price:
.25 pint white pinkies 4.25
.5 pint white Pinkies 7.30
Sachet of 15ml (200+) white pinkies 2.95


Natural maggots
These are the larvae of the Bluebottle fly, the larger maggot available. around 6 - 8mm long

Amount: Price:
.568 litre..........1 pint natural maggot 6.95
.5 pint natural maggots 4.95
Sachet of 15ml natural maggots (approx 100) 2.95


Fly casters (pupae)

Casters that are supplied by fishing tackle shops have often been subject to different treatments in order to give them a long shelf life, this includes keeping in an airless bag, freezing, vacuum packing with or without a preservative, in almost all cases the number of live casters able to hatch into flies is either none existent or extremely low, the last thing anglers want is casters turning to flies!

Our casters start life as good, clean maggots kept in an extremely clean environment, they have been allowed to continue the process of pupating naturally, manually checked to ensure you receive only the highest quality, viable creatures, on dispatch they are fully turned, packed in fine, fresh sawdust, ready to continue to flies, they have not been treated in any way, kept in warm conditions on arrival this process will continue, keep them in an enclosed dark but airy container and a week or so later they will hatch into flies, alternatively they can be refrigerated and the process of pupating slowed allowing you to time sufficient supplies just right for your fly eating insect, reptile or amphibian!

PLEASE NOTE, occasionally there may be a delay or so in dispatch if we are low on stock or they are not turning to the rules, please do not order "Guaranteed Next Day" without calling us first to check.

Green bottle fly casters
Green bottle fly casters
These are casters from the green bottle fly, produced and kept in clean conditions originally for research work. They are hand selected and counted with a very high viability rate, they have not been "preserved" in any way,

On arrival, if kept at warm temperatures they will hatch into the Green bottle fly which makes an excellent clean feed for all manner of insects and amphibians.

Amount: Price:
Sachet 0f 7ml (100+) Green bottle casters 3.95
Sachet of 15ml (200+) Green bottle casters 5.95


Live Bluebottle casters
These are white maggots fully turned to casters, in warm conditions they will hatch into flies. Previously we have supplied them at a late stage of development so the customer has to wait only a few days for the flies to hatch, this involved us storing them for some time to get them to this stage, it seems that this period of storage sometimes causes the hatch rate to be a lot lower than we would hope for, therefore we now send them out at an earlier stage, it may be a week or more before they will hatch but the hatch rate will be much improved. If after delivery, storing the casters in a refrigerator will again cause the hatch rate to fall.
Casters are the non moving pupae stage of the larvae (maggot) These are not suitable for fishing.

Amount: Price:
Sachet of 15ml (100+) Blue bottle casters 2.95
Sachet of 30ml (200+) Blue bottle casters 3.95
.284 litre.......... half pint casters 5.95
.568 litre..........1 pint casters 8.95


Premium Grade Mealworms

Mealworms are an excellent feed as they are high in protein. Mealworms are not suitable for all species or for some small or juvenile lizards. Our premium grade mealworms undertake a regime of constant cleaning and feeding before selling. They are fed a balanced and nutritional diet, including fruit and vegetables! This is beneficial to the mealworms, and ensures they are in the best of nutritional condition when they are used for amphibians and reptiles. We dispatch them in strong plastic containers - not bags, they will have enough food included to keep them for a week or more. The containers and lids being of good quality will have many other uses or can be easily recycled.
We guarantee they are the highest quality mealworms on the market.
To get the most from your purchase, see our advice sheet on how to keep your mealworms.

Premium Grade Mealworms
Included in our price is enough food to keep your mealworms fit and healthy for as long as you should need.
Supplied in a strong, ventilated plastic tub for your convenience.

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Amount: Price:
250g tub 8.95
500g tub 11.95
1000g (2 x 500g tubs) 21.95


We do not supply dried mealworms. Read our advice sheet on why dried mealworms make a poor feed.

All orders include FREE standard delivery within the UK. Note, to ensure our live products reach you in the best condition, orders received after 12 noon on Thursdays will not be dispatched until the following Monday (or Tuesday if Bank Holiday). Please read our dispatch information before ordering.