The Worm Lady® Live Feeder Insects for your Reptiles & Exotic Pets
At The Worm Lady we breed, raise and supply healthy, live feeder insects
#1 Best Top Quality Live Feeders in South-Western Ontario, Canada
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My name is Annie and I operate 'The Worm Lady' in McGregor, a village just south of Windsor, Ontario. My husband Peter and I raise/grow horn worms, silkworms, super worms, mealworms, and also carry 'Phoenix worms', wax worms, crickets, butter worms, live and frozen mice and rats. We also sell cooked 'Silkworm Chow ' and 'Hornworm Chow ', and our 'Cricket Dry Food ', to keep those live feeders well nourished and fed until your critter gulp's 'em down!
I have two beardies myself and they love all my worms. When you order your live feeders from me I always do my absolute best to ensure an over-count, prompt next-day delivery - whenever possible, proper and personal attention to each order, and well-fed, healthy live feeders to you - my customers. I currently provide live product to various pet/reptile stores in the area, reptile rescue facilities across Ontario, as well as on-line to people throughout Ontario and elsewhere - from BC to Nova Scotia Canada.
If you have any questions or comments please let me know in my contact us page. I can also be reached by e-mail at theWormLady1@gmail.com. If I don't have what you want, I'll do my best to help you find it !!!
- Sincerely, Annie Brenner
A Customer Testimonial
My rescued leopard gecko feasting on a Hornworm from 'The Worm Lady'
Photo by: Emily Loop
"This picture is of my 13th rescued leopard gecko! He was giving me a hard time! See his feet are orange! He was kept on calci-sand that sadly was bedded for 3 sheds! He wouldn't eat for nothing! Annie suggested Horn Worms and well ... this is the result! Sadly the store I was buying worms off, who actually got their worm supply from Annie, was closing down and they gave me a card to get a hold of her. That was the best phone call I ever made!
I run a Reptile Rescue here in Leamington out of my home, I own 15 of my own leopard geckos, 2 bearded dragons, 1 crested gecko, and at anytime there is 5-10 rescues In my home! You can imagine how hungry they must be! Annie's worms are the best I have ever got! Pet stores can't compare! She hand picks and counts every worm to make sure it's quality and quantity! At any given time there are about 6000 insects in my home to properly feed my rescues!
And at 'The Worm Lady' the prices don't break the bank! I have not once had a cricket die unless it's being chewed on by a beardie or leo! Worms, all types, horns, silks, all are always amazing! High quality! Not only are her insects top quality but she is also amazing in educating you on what each and every single worm she has does and what it will do for your reptile!
If you're not buying from Annie I suggest you start to order! You won't regret it. :)"
Sent from my iPhone - Friday Sept. 27th, 2013 -
Emily Loop, (Reptiles Rescue) Leamington, Ontario
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Feeder Insects: crickets, worms, mice and rats
Phoenix Worms, silkworms, hornworms, butterworms, superworms, waxworms, crickets, mealworms, live & frozen mice and rats
Variety In Diet ! - What Do Reptiles Eat?
In the wild, common pets such as reptiles, amphibians, frogs, turtles and other exotics have access to worms, moths, crickets, beetles, grubs and so much more.
One of the most important things you can do to help ensure your exotics have a long and healthy life is to provide a good VARIETY of healthy live feeders, for a BALANCED DIET. Variety provides a good mix of nutrients, minerals and vitamins, which is so very important for all living things. It doesn't matter how 'perfect' or wonderfully nutritious a particular food might be, eating that and only that with little or no variation is NOT healthy.
Think about it ... if you ate little or nothing of nutritional value for a month and then ate one healthy and nutritious meal, would you consider yourself healthy again? Of course not! So 'gut-loading' live feeders for just a day or two before feeding them to your pet doesn't make much sense either. Do your very best to make sure that the feeder insects you buy come to you already 'gut-loaded' and ready to feed your critter AND that you also can buy and take home with you suitable food for the live feeders you buy so that you can keep them healthy and 'gut loaded' daily until fed to your exotics.
ALL our Top High-Quality Live Feeders are Gut Loaded daily and also come to you with some of our High Quality Custom Recipe Chow to keep them well fed and hydrated until you give them to your pets to eat. There is no point at all in spending money on insects and worms that have not themselves received appropriate nutrition.
For the happiest and healthiest pets, what you want to do is provide a good variety of live feeders in your pet’s diet. Feed as many different healthy things as you can find (see: feeding chart), and do your best to purchase healthy feeder insects. Buy live feeders, worms and crickets, that are already 'gut loaded' and full of moisture and nutrients.
What do reptiles eat? See The Worm Lady's Feeding Chart: Live Feeder Insects
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Special #1 - CRICKETS
50 for $ 3.00 ( only 6.00 cents ea.)
100 for $ 5.25 ( only 5.25 cents ea.)
150 for $ 7.50 ( only 5.00 cents ea.)
200 for $ 9.40 ( only 4.70 cents ea.)
250 for $11.00 ( only 4.40 cents ea.)
500 for $15.00 ( only 3.00 cents ea.)
1000 for $23.25 ( only 2.32 cents ea.)
Special #2 - PHOENIX WORMS
150 Small for $7.75
100 Medium for $7.95
100 Large for $8.25
Special #3 - MEALWORMS
100 for $2.15 ( only 2.15 cents ea.)
200 for $4.10 ( only 2.05 cents ea.)
300 for $5.85 ( only 1.95 cents ea.)
Special #4 - SILKWORMS
6 Small for $3.25 ( only 54.5 cents ea.)
6 Medium for $3.80 ( only 63.5 cents ea.)
6 Large for $4.35 ( only 72.5 cents ea.)
6 XLarge for $4.90 ( only 81.5 cents ea.)
Special #5 - HORNWORMS
6 Small for $3.70 ( only 61.9 cents ea.)
6 Medium for $4.80 ( only 79.9 cents ea.)
6 Large for $5.85 ( only 97.9 cents ea.)
6 XLarge for $6.85 ( only $1.15 ea.)
Special #6 - SUPERWORMS
100 for $ 4.95 ( only 4.95 cents ea.)
200 for $ 9.25 ( only 4.63 cents ea.)
300 for $12.95 ( only 4.32 cents ea.)
500 for $17.95 ( only 3.59 cents ea.)
Special #7 - WAXWORMS
100 for $ 7.15 ( only 7.15 cents ea.)
150 for $10.25 ( only 6.85 cents ea.)
200 for $13.10 ( only 6.55 cents ea.)
250 for $15.65 ( only 6.25 cents ea.)
Prices: Prices posted in this website are subject to change without notice.
The Worm Lady's LIVE FEEDERS always come to you moisture and gut-loaded to make your exotics healthier!
Our Live Feeders
Phoenix Worms, Silkworms, Hornworms, Butterworms, Superworms, WaxWorms, Cricekts, Mealworms
We ensure an over-count on all our orders so you KNOW you’re getting what you’ve paid for.
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Me (Annie) with my husband Peter (left) with Beastie my bearded dragon. (Photo taken at the Toronto Beaches Boardwalk, courtesy of a very friendly stranger.)
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Our Specialty is WORMS
One of the most important things you can do to help ensure your exotics have a long and healthy life is to provide a VARIETY of healthy live feeders.
At The Worm Lady our worms are bred/raised on fresh vegetables, grains, and high quality, specially prepared premium chow that is specific to that particular worm or insect.
This is your assurance that, when you buy and use Live Feeder products from The Worm Lady, you’re giving your critter the best! Any questions or comments? Contact us here
Buy all of your live feeder worms and insects online direct from us and save ... The Worm Lady is your #1 source in South-Western Ontario for the following Live Feeders:
Phoenix Worms, Silkworms, Hornworms, Butterworms, Superworms, Wax Worms, Crickets & Mealworms
OUR FEEDERS ALWAYS COME TO YOU GUT/MOISTURE LOADED and READY TO NOURISH YOUR PETS!
As with any species, do not feed an exclusive diet of only one or two insects to your exotics. In the wild, all animals that feed on insects will eat 50 or more varieties, giving the animal a truly varied vitamin and mineral intake for a well-balanced diet. As pet owners, hobbysts or breeders, we must approximate their feeding habits and the best way to do this is by feeding variety with an exotic mix of bugs.
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Here at 'The Worm Lady' we are qualified to breed and raise the several types of live feeders (worm/larvae) described in our website to feed all of your pet reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish with the best, moisture and gut-loaded, top quality live feeders available, to insure you have happy and healthy exotic pets.
ALL of our Top High-Quality Live Feeder Worms and Insects come to you freshly Gut Loaded, and with some of our High Quality Custom Recipe Premium Chow for them to feed on.
We always ensure an over-count on all your orders so you KNOW you’re getting what you’ve paid for.
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Nutritional information on our LIVE WORM feeders
The Top Seven Live Worm Feeder Insects
#1.Phoenix Worm #2.Silkworm #3.Hornworm #4.Butterworm #5.Waxworm #6.Superworm #7.Crickets
These Live Feeders are Listed In Order of their Nutritional Value (#1 best to #7 lowest)
What Do Reptiles Eat ?
100 Count Large / Medium , or 150 Count Smal in sealed tubs NO feedeing NO cleaning ever maintenance-free feeders ...
Phoenix Worms, the number one top feeder
Incredible Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio! Phoenix Worms® are a black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) and they wriggle like mad and trigger a tremendous feeding response! They don’t smell, don’t need to be fed, won’t escape from the feed dish, can be kept cool (50F/12C degrees or above) or at room temperature, and the only ‘care’ they may need is a couple of drops of water if their substrate begins to get dry.
Phoenix worms pack an almost perfect ratio of calcium and phosphorus which can halt (and sometimes even reverse) metabolic bone disease. It increases clutch sizes, and when fed to babies/juveniles, boosts growth rates by up to 30%. They also have high natural levels of lauric acid, known to be an excellent antimicrobial which is very potent and guards against lipid-coated viruses, clostridium and pathogenic protozoa including coccidian. The larvae of Hermetia illucens, commonly known as the Black Soldier Fly, Phoenix Worms have been fed to many thousands of animals by breeders and hobbyists over the past twelve years. See Bearded Dragon Diet
Recommended by veterinarians, 'genuine Phoenix Worms' are the only calcium-rich feeder that have a naturally balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio, and can be safely fed as a staple feeder for your bearded dragon diet. Delicious, nutritious, high in calcium and low in fat. Phoenix Worms® are the perfect live insect feeder for most exotics. See: BSFL
Here at the Worm Lady is where you can order Genuine Phoenix Worms, from Dr. Craig Sheppard, University of Georgia entomologist and the developer of this unique new feeder insect. Fresh Phoenix Worms will be sent direct to you from our facility in McGregor Ontario (just south of Windsor) Contact Us page
The Phoenix worm should be high on the ‘regular feeder’ list of every reptile, amphibian or exotic's diet!
Silkworms, the many benefits
Nutritional Content! According to many, silkworms are naturally one of the healthiest insect you can get to feed your pet. You just can't beat the low-fat content & nutritional value of a silk worm. Silkworms are a high source of Calcium, Protein, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, and Vitamins B1, B2, and B3. Anole expert, A. Lanolis says, "...they're naturally the healthiest insect you can get." Once thought to be delicate and hard to care for, silkworms are actually very hardy needing only a dry environment and a small amount of silkie food daily (which can be kept in the fridge for up to a month). Because of their high calcium content, silkworms are especially great for gravid females since they help ensure strong and healthy eggs/offspring.
Silkworms also contain an enzyme called serrapeptase which has many beneficial properties: it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, it aids calcium absorption, and it also fights arterial plaque!!
Finally, as they are soft bodied, there is no worry of impaction in small or young exotics. Considering their excellent nutritional value, low fat content, and ease of keeping, silkworms are building a strong demand and should be part of a regular exotic’s diet.
Butter worms ** highest in calcium
Calcium Plus! Similar in size and texture to wax worms, these soft grub-like worms are hands down the top feeder for Calcium with nearly twice as much as any other feeder insect! Although high in fat content, they can be fed regularly to reptiles and exotics. In fact, they are an excellent regular addition to the diets of juvenile exotics, those that are emaciated or suffering from poor body condition as well as gravid females.
The Chilean Moth (Chilecomadia moorei) is a moth of the Cossidae family. The Butterworm is the larval form and is commonly used as fishing bait in in South America. Butterworms, like mealworms, are used as food for Insectivore pets, such as geckos , bearded dragons and other reptiles, as their scent and bright color help attract the more stubborn eaters. They are also called tebro worms or trevo worms, and are high in fat and calcium. Tortoises may even be fed Butterworms due to the high calcium content. It is a good idea to feed a female tortoise Butterworms during egg development for well formed hatchlings. (courtesy of Wikipedea)
Wax worms ** a tasty treat for dragons and geckos
Yum! Wax worms are a common reptile/amphibian food but they should be fed only as a treat since they are high in fat. Think of them as candy bars for your critters! Wax worms do not need to be fed, can be kept in the fridge (no lower than 50F/12C) for up to 3 months. Their substrate, usually wood shavings, should be kept dry.
Waxworms are an ideal food for reptiles such as bearded dragons, the neon tree dragon, turtles, geckos or chams.
** NOTE: When using these feeders in the regular diet of a healthy exotic, try to make sure you’ve given the healthiest foods first and save these for desert. When you feed desert first, you’ll almost certainly end up with a “picky eater”!!
Superworms, give variety to your reptile's diet
Superworms are readily accepted by lizards, turtles, frogs, salamanders, birds, Koi and all other insect-loving animals. Their hard chitin may make them less suitable for arachnids, some predatory insects, and baby or infant reptiles, since this may cause impaction (and possible death).
When feeding your smaller or younger exotics, try to feed the white or light-coloured Superworms since they have recently shed and would have a less hard outer chitin. The substrate the Superworms are reared and kept in has a huge impact on the nutritional value they provide. Moisture can be provided by adding cut carrot, potatoe/sweet potato or orange peel, and their bedding or substrate should be checked daily for mold.
Supers and virtually all other feeders should be dusted with calcium immediately prior to presenting them to your pet, and they should only represent a portion of an exotic’s daily or staple food source.(See August SPECIAL Super Worms)
Crickets, good bulk feeder insect for hungry juveniles
Crickets are popular as a live food source for carnivorous pets like frogs, lizards, tortoises, salamanders, and spiders. Feeding crickets, along with other nutritious food, in order to pass the nutrition onto animals that eat them is known as gut loading. In addition to this, the crickets should be dusted with a mineral supplement powder (calcium) to ensure complete nutrition to the pet.
Crickets have relatively powerful jaws, and several species have been known to bite humans. Crickets are composed mainly of ash and crave moisture, so you must always provide them moisture (water, sliced carrot, orange, or apple) to avoid the crickets biting your pet in seeking moisture. Smaller crickets have less chitin so they are best fed to juvenile reptiles. Larger crickets have a hard exoskeleton and may cause impaction (sometimes resulting in death of your juvenile reptile).
1000 mealworms (in wheat bran) in food-grade tub - Only $15.00 (1.5 cents ea.)
Mealworms, ok bulk feeder for hungry juveniles
Mealworms are the most economical live feeders available, very low maintenance, and good life span, so they are great for feeding to adult reptiles and aquatics - but they have a very hard exoskeleton so only the fresh-shed (pale in color) mealworms should ever be fed to baby reptiles to avoid impaction and possible paralysis and/or death.
At The Worm Lady we guarantee you are getting the Top Quality mealworm feeders for all your 'mealworm eating critters', such as amphibians, reptiles, sugar gliders, chickens, quail, hamsters, hedgehogs, Koi Fish, rats, gerbils and other rodents, blue birds and other wild birds too.
When you order your 'mealworms' from us, other than supplying a hydration source twice a week (i.e. carrot and apple), we send you everything you need to keep your mealworms organically healthy until you feed them to your pets.
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WHAT DO REPTILES EAT
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Myah, my Bearded Dragon ... loves The Worm Lady's Superworms
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I'll go through the list again, thanks for sending it to me, your super worms special sure looks great! Even your regular prices are cheaper than I can get at any place around here.
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