Hornworm Food Dry Mix

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Enjoy a supply of food for your Hornworms.  We tried dozens of food formulations and have standardized on this blend. 

Also can be used for Silkworms!

1/4lb Cooking Instructions-

 

1.Mix 1 1/2 cups hot water into one 1/4 lb powdered Hornworm food packet, in a microwave safe container with electric hand mixer.

2.Cover with plastic wrap or container lid, heat on high for 2 minutes in microwave. Food will cook best with turntable on while cooking in a 1200W microwave.

3.Remove from microwave, caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Replace cover, heat on high for an additional 2 minutes. If you have an older microwave cook for 3 min.

4.Remove from microwave, use extra caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Immediately place in the refrigerator to cool, keep covered to prevent food from drying out. Once the food has cooled it is ready to feed. Food will firm and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding Hornworms

Now you can keep your hornworms alive for longer!

Shipping

We ship Monday-Thursday with Fedex from Georgia depending on your location. We only ship to one day zones on Friday. These locations are GA and SC. Check out our online specials to get new deals weekly!

Live insects tend to die in a warehouse if they sit over the weekend. All guaranteed shipments will be released to shipping only if the package can avoid the weekend wait.

If your shipment is damaged in transit, DO NOT REFUSE THE SHIPMENT! Please accept the shipment and call us to make other arrangements. If you ship your package back to us, we will incur an additional charge from FedEx and YOUR GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID WE WILL NOT REPLACE OR REFUND YOUR ORDER

Shipping chart to determine if your order will ship if placed before 2:00P.M. EST
Live Insects Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes* No
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes No No
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes No
 
Dry Goods (No Live Products) Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Only for Home Delivery orders that can arrive at a residential home by Saturday. No Businesses on Thursday for Ground or 2nd Day Air.

Cut-off time for same day shipping is 2:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

• Contact us within 24 hours of your shipment delivery for DOA.

• We only guarantee shipments of 500 or more crickets.

• Live arrival guarantee is voided if the shipment doesn’t meet the requirements for temperatures and shipping method:

  • 29◦F and lower no guarantee
  • 30◦F-50◦F Overnight with weather protection
  • 51◦F-80◦F Ground/ Home Delivery/ 2nd Day Air
  • 81◦F-85◦F Standard overnight with weather protection
  • 86◦F-90◦F Priority overnight with weather protection
  • 91◦F and higher no guarantee

• For all reshipments there is a $4.95 reshipment fee.

• Never refuse a shipment this results in no replacement shipment and another shipping fee paid by you.

• We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• Incorrect addresses will result in a $16.00 fee.

• Shipping to an apartment someone must be home. FedEx will not drop off package.

• Your shipment can be shipped to an approved FedEx Hub however your shipment must be sent overnight.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.

 

Horn Worm Q & A

What is a Tomato Hornworm?
 
A: Tomato hornworms are larvae of the Sphinx or Hawkmoth.

Are these the things I see on my tomato plant?
 
A: Yes, but you can not feed the ones that were on your tomato plant to your animals because worms that eat the tomato plant have toxins in their body from the plant that will kill your animals. Same thing goes if you find these worms anywhere else in the wild. DO NOT FEED WILD CAUGHT TOMATO WORMS.
 
How big do they get?
 
A: 3"-4" and an average of 10g, but have been know to hit 12g.
 
Are they healthy for my animal?
 
A: They are extremely healthy. They are high in calcium, low in fat, have no chitin or exoskeleton so your animal will not have trouble digesting them. All this provides more usable nutrition for your animals.
 
Calcium - 46.4mg/100g
 Fat - 3.07%
 
What do you feed them and how do you keep the cups?
 
A: They are fed food that is specifically formulated for their optimum growth and nutrition. Keep the cups propped up so they can get plenty of ventilation.
 
Do they smell?
 
A: No, as long as you empty their feces out of the cup you will not have smelly worms.
 
How long do they live?
 
A: Their normal life cycle lasts around three weeks at 75°F and as little as two weeks at 85°F. If for some reason you have extra large hornworms and no one to feed them to, you can put them in the refrigerator (40°F-42°F) and it will extend their life for a few days.
 
Do they have dark juices squirt out of them when my animal bites them?
 
A: No, there food is tan in color so there gut contents are tan. When your animal bites into them, if anything squirts out, it will be clear or slightly tan.
 
Can the horn on the end of them hurt them?
 
A: No, it is just a piece of skin and nothing more, completely harmless.

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