- Live Hornworms
Live Hornworm Information:
The highest quality live hornworms are now being offered at Oregon Silkworms. The size of hornworms we ship will depend on the weather. In warmer months we will ship smaller hornworms as they grow quickly in the mail. The hornworm cups must be kept lid side down to allow the waste to fall away from the worms and food. Be sure to clean the cup out every day by taking the lid off and removing the waste. The hornworm cups should be stored around 80 degrees for faster growth, or as low at 60 degrees for slower hornworm growth.
If you have purchased hornworms and want them to grow larger than the amount of food provided allows there are two options. The first option is you can purchase our hornworm food. The second option is to begin feeding the hornworms off to your reptiles, which leaves the remaining hornworms with more food as the number of worms in the cup decreases.
If you wish to breed the hornworm moths, ensure they emerge in a cage lined with screen or a burlap like material. The Material on the side of the cage allows the moths to climb and dry their wings. At this time, high humidity is required or they may be deformed. A hummingbird feeder filled with commercially available hummingbird food, the moths will drink from this and it will provide all of their required nutrition. After 3 days, the hornworm moths will begin to lay eggs. To get the moths to lay eggs, place a tomato plant in the enclosure, and they will lay eggs on the underside of the leaves. The eggs will hatch in 3-6 days after being laid.
We fully guarantee our products! We want to make sure your hornworms get to you alive and health. To do this, we ensure we are shipping out the highest quality hornworms. If you have any issues with your order, please contact us within 4 hours of delivery and we will be sure to make it right. If the hornworms died in shipment, we will replace them or refund your order.