View Full Version : Need a way to culture/breed Phoenix Worms

07-21-2008, 04:57 PM
I just ordered some mealworms and phoenix worms from Wormman.com and I would like to know if there is a way I could breed/culture phoenix worms. Please Help!

Riverside Reptiles
07-22-2008, 12:40 AM
I hope you get your stuff. Wormman.com has an awful reputation for taking months to get stuff to people. I myself have had bad experiences with them and had to harass them for ages to get my money back to me.

07-22-2008, 08:00 PM
There are a couple of ways to breed Black Soldier Flies for their larvae.

The best way is to breed them in a small screen house of some sort. I screened reptile cage will work well.

Feed the larvae wet poultry mash in small amounts. They will grow quickly, crawl off and pupate. The flies will hatch out, breed and lay eggs in fresh chicken mash.

1. Mash must be moistened.

2. Flies need real sunlight.

3. They need it almost hot. They will take forever to go through their life cycle if it's cool.

4. The larvae will need a way to crawl out of the food and into a dark area. This can be at the bottom of the cage but it must give them the ability to hide and harden off. They become leathery.

The entire process takes a couple of weeks. If you stop feeding them they will stop growing.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any problems with they order.

You know who.

01-11-2009, 08:01 PM

Saw your thread on breeding BSF. There is a professional product on the market for breeding the larvae. See TheBiopod.com (http://www.thebiopod.com) or Circle3 - BioPod Australia (http://www.circle3.com) to get a heads up.

I believe you will find your geckos prefer young BSF which can easily be harvested. The older they get (after shipping) they get very hard shells when they are out of food source for a couple days following feed cycle.

Have fun!