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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:13 am

I'm looking to order some mealworms online so i can start a mealworm breeding farm for my future Geckos and i've been looking online and i can't find a good temperature rate that the mealworms can stand
32-61 (degrees Fahrenheit) - sunny - 10% chance rain - Monday
28-57 - AM clouds/PM sunny - 0% chance rain - Tuesday
29-54 - partly cloudy - 10% chance rain - Wednesday
26-47 - cloudy - 20% chance rain - Thursday
20-40 - partly cloudy - 20% chance rain - Friday
19-41 - partly cloudy - 10% chance rain - Saturday
24-43 - sunny - 0% chance rain - Sunday
would it be okay to order mealworms in this weather? i can order them with or without heat packs but i was just wondering if this is okay? Embarassed

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:23 am

i do it all the time an thay all come ok an im from the windy city so its cold here just make sure you dont let them sit out side all day
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Post by Kodieh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:24 am

Better safe than sorry, order them with the heat packs and you won't have to worry. thumbs up

Usually, with that kind of weather, the seller should have a "order without heat packs = no live guarantee" so if you take the precaution, and they meal worms end up DOA then you can report it IMMEDIATELY and have a new order sent out to you for free, when the weather clears some what.
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:29 am

do you put heatpacks in yours?

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 am

i don't an mine get shipped in 2 to 3 days are you getting over night shipping

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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:35 am

umm am stuck between
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1000-live-mealworms-12-95-and-free-shipping-1-2-inch-3-4-inch-length-/320835557775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab34a198f
and
http://www.flukerfarms.com/mealworms-live.aspx
if i get flukersfarms then which type of ordering should i get?
http://www.flukerfarms.com/shippingadvisory.aspx

and i'm apologizing in advance-i suck at picking the best option and i don't ever understand ordering types and all that jazz so if you help me pick out the best option it'd be greatly appreciated! Smile

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Post by Kodieh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:38 am

I've ordered crickets from Fluker's before, they raise great insects. Their two day fedex or Priority USPS is perfectly fine, they won't ship out until the weathers clear. Just note the big red font on the shipping advisory page NOTIFY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF PACKAGE ABOUT DEAD ORDERS! It'll save you a mountain of head aches and lost money! thumbs up
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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:39 am

do you have facebook i no some one that sells meals for a dollar for 100
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Post by Mardy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:41 am

Most sellers won't guarantee live delivery if your destination temperature is under 30 degrees. Rightfully so as that's below freezing temperature. If your temperature is going to be between 30-50, then adding a heatpack and you should be fine, as most sellers will still guarantee live delivery above 30 degrees.

Also check out grubco.com, they got quality feeders and shipping price is also reasonable. One issue I have with flukers is that they force you to use overnight shipping sometimes, and the price of shipping alone could cost 3x the price of mealworms.


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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:41 am

https://www.facebook.com/socal.roaches here is the link to his facebook tell him tony sent you hes a really nice guy very trust worthy
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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:42 am

Mardy is right its like a 50/50 chance
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Post by Kodieh on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:46 am

It really isn't right, Flukers has a 15F or lower restriction where if its below 15F they won't ship. So, with Fluker's, as long as the night time low doesn't drop below 15 they'll ship.
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:50 am

@Mardy - i'm assuming you're the one that sells the feeders, just sent you request on my facebook
@Kodieh - thanks for the summarized form of their ordering, do their feeder insects actually stay alive? i've heard a few bad "rumors" about Flukers but that's it; are their insects capable of breeding and such?
@Drip55 - thanks for the cheap recommendation thumbs up
i will maybe try those people instead-i'll take a look at them; i'll either do Flukers or SoCal roaches

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Post by Mardy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:53 am

Wait me? No I don't sell feeders lol. I use grubco for mealworms/superworms/waxworms, and buydubiaroaches.com for roaches.

You can get good deals from non-brand name companies, but make sure you either know them, or you are recommended to them. Getting healthy, parasite free feeders are very important. I personally avoid ebay unless it's someone I know, or someone recommended to me by someone I know.

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:53 am

np an btw so cal dose a mad over count u buy 1000 an ull get like 3000 lol
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:57 am

@Mardy oh, i thought it was you since your location says SoCal lolz, sorry
@Drip55 Smile are those feeders capable of breeding and such?

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:01 am

here is is my resent order of meal worms from so cal this was 1000 but as you can see the over count is mad
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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:02 am

yes ive been breeding my self
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:05 am

hmm i like what i see Very Happy lolz
what is the container that they came in?
does he send heatpacks with colder deliveries?

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:07 am

yes he can i think he charges 4 bucks for a 48 hour heat pack an thay come in burlap bag i add the oats my self
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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:09 am

here is one of his deals going on right now i may buy some lol WORM COMBO SALE
1,000 MEAL WORMS - $10
500 SUPER WORMS - $8.75
S/H - $12
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TOTAL - $30.75
BOTH WORM TYPES COME WITH A NICE OVER COUNT the shiping is high cus he ships meal worms an supers in two boxs
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:14 am

hmm i don't like the shipping and handling price so much but does he take special ordered deliveries like 500 mealworms? I just need to start out a farm
how much do you think that'd add up to be?
500 mealworms, price with heatpack
500 mealworms, price without heatpack

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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:16 am

like 10 with out heat pack shipped an 14 with heat pack shipped
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Post by Drip55 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:19 am

https://www.facebook.com/groups/164893333616751/ or you can add this an mayb win some meals with free shipping i won one time for 7 bucks for 1000 free shipping
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Post by HomeworkCrazy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:20 am

hmm ok i'd like to order some but how long do you think he'll take to answer my facebook request cuz i'd like to order ASAP in the week so i get them soon and what is his shipping type? does he do it over 3-4 days or overnight or what?

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