Bean Weevil culture

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Bean Weevils are a small beetle that feeds on dried beans, as well as other dried peas and pulses. The larvae feed inside the bean, eating away at the inside until it is ready to pupate. It then makes a small chamber to pupate and emerges from the bean as an adult beetle. Even as adults these weevils are only a few millimetres long and are used as a food for any species that likes very small food items, much in the same way as fruit fly. They are ideal for small lizards, amphibians and invertebrates such a spiders or baby preying mantids.

They do not possess biting mouthparts and are completely non aggressive.

Bean Weevils are supplied as a culture containing adult beetles, along with beans containing feeding larvae. They should be stored at 20-25 degrees C in the containers they arrive in and will produce weevils for several weeks, if not months.  Eventually the larvae will have eaten all of the beans and no new beetles will emerge.

To use, the wood wool is gently removed from the culture and the beetles shaken into a plastic tub where they can be dusted with vitamin supplements if required before being used. The wood wool is then returned to the culture.

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Item Type:
Bean Weevils
Pack Size:
Regular Tub
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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Very happy with the product and excellent...

    Posted by jennifer barker on 30th Apr 2021

    Very happy with the product and excellent service

  • 5

    Posted by Gyorgy Davidesz on 16th Apr 2021

    I received the culture very quickly and it was full of live beetles. Well recommended!

  • 5
    Bean Weevil...

    Posted by Paul Longley on 22nd Sep 2019

    Excellent product at a good price. Perfect for my baby chameleon. Lots of adults on arrival for immediate feeding, and lots of larvae in a good quantity of beans, with new adults emerging every day. Still going strong two weeks later.

  • 5

    Posted by Laura on 25th Apr 2019

    Came quickly and are really easy to feed keep and grow more good for wee reptiles

  • 5

    Posted by Jordan Pickering on 25th Apr 2019

    Very good only thing I'd say is quite a few were dead and they are hard to pick up with tongs

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