Locusts are the most popular species of livefood in the UK. This is due to the facts that they are easier to handle than crickets and most species of lizard are very keen to eat them. Our locusts come in a range of sizes from hatchlings (5-10mm long) which are great for young chameleons, small geckos and very young bearded dragons Right up to adult locusts (60-80mm) which adult bearded dragons, water dragons and panther chameleons love!
Our locusts are bred at the UK’s leading livefood farm who have over 25 years experience in insect breeding.
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- Great value for money
How are the locusts packed?
The pre-packs and super-packs come in vented tubs with egg carton to increase the surface area of the tub. We give some bug grub to the locusts to feed on. The 50 and 100 packs come in woven plastic sacks (breathable) with egg carton and some bug grub. The locusts are well fed, but feed them well before you use them for the best results.
Caring for locusts and gut loading
For the best result move the locusts into a well ventilated container such as a large faunarium. Feed the locusts with an insect food and vegetables such as spring greens or kale. They will need to kept at around 25c.
Typical nutritional values of locusts
- Moisture 73.2%
- Fat 5.8%
- Calcium 0.04%
- Protein 15.9
- Ca:P Ratio 0.19
What is a Locust subscription?
A livefood subscription is an order for crickets, locusts, mealworms or any of the other feeder bugs that you receive at regular intervals.
You can set up an order to be sent to you on a weekly, fortnightly, 3 weekly or monthly basis.
It is very easy to set up a subscription, select the type and size of the livefood you would like and in the drop down menu on the product page you will be able to select the quantity of food and how often you would like your order and follow through the checkout process.
Once set up you will be charge automatically and the order will be dispatched. We don’t store any card data, the payments are all done through Stripe certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification or PayPal .
If you need to change your order, just log in to the website go to your account.