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Regular price $5.99 USD
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hornworms are a treat for reptiles

Hornworms For Sale

If you are looking to buy Hornworms online then you have come to the right place. We stock some of the most affordable and best quality live hornworms for sale on the internet.

We have Hornworms for sale in several different quantities. 6, 12, 24 & 50+ count cups.

Are you looking for one of the top live hornworms for bearded dragons and other reptiles? Our Hornworms are perfect for any size reptile and loved by all reptiles, fish, frogs, and even arachnids!

We strive to provide the best live food for your reptiles. With our quick customer service and fast turnaround times on processing and shipping, you will see why Pioneer Feeders is your go-to for live food!

Be sure to check out our Bug Direct Club our subscription service and get a discount on your recurring order!

We make hornworms affordable by offering bulk hornworm discounts and wholesale hornworms for both retail and wholesale customers. If you are not a wholesale customer we can still get you the best prices with our bulk discount offering for 2 or more 12 or 24 & 50 count Hornworm cups. Check out the pricing tier chart below. VOLUME DISCOUNT APPLIES TO MIX AND MATCH COUNTS - EX: buying 1 24ct and 1 6ct gives you the same discount as 2 24ct cups. 

Hornworms are often called many different names. Some people call them tomato hornworms, others tobacco hornworms, giant hornworms, goliath hornworms, horn caterpillars, or tomato hornworm caterpillars. 

There are two main strains of hornworms the tomato hornworm and tobacco hornworms. The strain that we breed and distribute is the tobacco hornworm (scientific name: Manduca sexta). There are blue hornworms and green hornworms, the ones we sell are blue and not green. The reason why they are blue and not green is because of the artificial diet that comes in every hornworm cup. Wild green hornworms are toxic and likely have consumed tomato plants. Do not feed your reptiles wild green hornworms as they may be toxic to your reptiles. Tomatoes come from the nightshade family.  

the best hornworms come from pioneer feeders

Hornworm Details

• Blue-greenish body of Hornworms makes reptiles very attracted to them.

• One of the highest-ranked live feeders for many pets.

• Easily digestible NO exoskeleton, NO chitin.

• Super hydration Feeder.

• Great for breaking a “hunger strike”.

Our Hornworms have a healthy nutritional content of 9% Protein, 3.07% Fat, 46.4mg/ 100g Calcium, and 85% Moisture. Since hornworms have no chitin or exoskeleton (the hard shell) they are easy to digest and there is no worry about impaction in your juvenile reptile pets. 

Hornworm Growth Details

how fast do hornworms grow?

Please note that 24-count cups are designed to grow Hornworms to approximately half size 1.5 inches before they run out of food.It'ss recommended to purchase extra food if you want to grow them to full size.

50+ count cups are great for smaller reptiles that might not be able to eat fully grown Hornworms. There is enough food to get them all to between 3/4 inches and 1 inch in length before running out of food. 

Shipping and Packaging Details

• Sold in 6, 12, or 24 & 50 counts.

• Shipping days are Monday - Wed.

• 2-4 Days shipping to most places in the US.

• Shipped in 24oz deli cups with climbing netting and food.

• Shipped pre-fed and can last up to 2 weeks in the provided container.

• Carefully packaged in a crush-proof box and marked with live insect stickers on the box.


Our worms are always shipped small so that you can grow them to the size that you prefer. Large Hornworms do not ship well and will consume a large amount of food in transit thus, cutting back on the time you have to feed them off. Also, large Hornworms create a lot of feces which builds up during shipping and will kill the worms. Hornworms grow extremely fast so don't worry if they are small on arrival. Keep your worms at room temperature for average growth, or to speed up their growth place them in warmer temperatures. 


View our hornworm care guide here 



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