Dubia.com will no longer be selling butterworms. This was not a decision that we made lightly, but ultimately, we feel that it is best for all parties to discontinue offering this feeder.
Butterworms are very high in fat and phosphorus, and while that's okay as part of a well-balanced diet, they are also cost-prohibitive to distribute. Furthermore, because butterworms must be imported from outside the US, this limits our ability to control quality, and at the end of the day, providing only the best for our customers and their pets is our highest priority. If you’re looking for a staple feeder, we recommend dubias and NutriGrubs instead.
What are butterworms? Butterworms (a.k.a. Tebo worms) are the larval stage of the Chilean moth (Chilecomadia moorei). They are commonly used as fish bait, but also make great treats for amphibians, reptiles, and even invertebrates.
- Moisture — 60.2%
- Protein — 15.5%
- Fat — 29.4%
- Ash — 0.8%
- Fiber — 1.4%
Due to their high fat content, butterworms should only be given as occasional treats. Always make sure to dust butterworms with calcium powder before offering to help balance their nutritional profile.
To store butterworms, keep them in the door of your fridge or in a wine cooler at 42-45°F. At these temperatures the worms can stay fresh without food or water for up to 3 months.
My water dragon, Smokey, really. enjoyed these and could not seem to get enough of them. She was a bit weak after having laid her eggs, and these (plus the wax worms) really kick started her calorie comeback. I had thought they would be a back-up since they hibernate in the fridge, but she liked them so much we went through them quickly,
Worms arrived quickly and nice and plump as they always do. Thank you for a great feeder for my picky bearded dragon!
Fast service easy to order and great quality
Fantastic as usual my dragons love them they’re very fruity smelling and easy to feed!
I only buy these once or twice a year. Gratefully my adult bearded think they are candy and loves them. He won't touch many other bugs, except supers and horned worms. Try to coax him to eat Dubia. Weird bearded. lol