Dried Calci Worms 500g

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Description

Calci worms are the larvae of the Black soldier fly. Calci is short for calcium, with the name chosen because these dried worms contain around 50 times more calcium than most other invertebrates such as mealworms.

Special offer - 550g for the price of 500g, while stock lasts!

Specification

500g bag

Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

If you have not received your order within seven working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied. Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

Product Reviews
  • Mr brian Michael

    100%

    Attractive to wild birds and hedgehogs - haven't found a more reliable supplier in quality and delivery within a couple of days ... what more can I say???

    07/05/2024
  • Guest

    100%

    Came promptly and the birds scoff them

    28/03/2024
  • Ruth Allen

    100%

    For years we had no starlings in our garden. Then we found dried worms, and the starlings found us! They are greedy but very entertaining, and love the worms.

    23/01/2024
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent quality and good value

    16/01/2024
  • Ruth Allen

    100%

    After many years of not having starlings here, they have found us! And they do love the worms.

    26/12/2023
  • Catherine Hardcastle

    100%

    Excellent quality, my hedgehogs love them. Fast delivery

    26/12/2023
  • Suzanne Field

    100%

    Excellent product and speedy delivery as usual!

    19/12/2023
  • Ruth Allen

    100%

    01/12/2023
  • Suzanne Field

    100%

    Quick delivery, excellent product and service. Will order again

    16/10/2023
  • Diana Fry

    100%

    These worms have proved very popular with all my birds. All my orders for them have arrived on time and have been well packed and in good condition.

    28/07/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Easy to store and easy to put out for the birds (bird table & ground) - and they get eaten v quickly.

    23/07/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds love these and strangely, so does my dog who tries to steal them from the bird feeding station!

    20/06/2023
  • Margaret Edwards

    100%

    Good. No problems

    15/06/2023
  • Mrs carol Coombes

    100%

    16/05/2023
  • Mr peter Townsend

    100%

    Good value and speedy delivery.

    05/05/2023
  • Mr steve Richardson

    100%

    Excellent product loved by our blackbirds in particular. Certainly the best dried worms I've purchased.

    02/05/2023
  • Mrs julia Rose

    100%

    The birds love these!

    23/12/2022
  • Louisa Wilkinson

    100%

    Great quality dried bird food. Just like all their other products, supporting wildlife in so many different ways. I particularly enjoy Nicholas's newsletter!

    26/11/2022
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Great quality at a good price out blackbirds love them

    17/10/2022
  • Gillian Eyers

    100%

    01/10/2022
  • Bernard Mooney

    100%

    22/08/2022
  • Miss Patricia hassam

    100%

    The calci worms are larger and fatter than the mealworms: I mix them in with the sunflower hearts and they seem most popular both on the bird tables and on the ground.

    26/07/2022
  • Mr graham Haynes

    80%

    First time I have tried these, birds seem to like them. Excellent service from Vine House Farm as usual.

    06/07/2022
  • Maxine Hinton

    100%

    Great products and wonderful customer service, highly recommend.

    26/06/2022
  • Mary Shallcross

    100%

    Birds can’t get enough of them!

    25/06/2022
  • James Mcausland

    100%

    They were no sooner put out on the bird table and they were gone.

    29/04/2022
  • Kath Calveley

    100%

    Bought as treat for hens and wild birds, no waste

    27/04/2022
  • David Price

    100%

    The birds in our garden couldnt get enough of these worms they were fighting to get at them! Will certainly be ordering some more.

    21/04/2022
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I wasn't sure if our garden birds would take to them, as they have been fed mealworms before, but I needn't have worried! After a day or two, the worms are now being hoovered up by several different species - starlings, blackbirds and robins - as soon as I put them out (mixed in with seeds).

    02/02/2022
  • Paul Rees

    100%

    Speedy delivery and the birds seem to like them!

    27/10/2021
  • Peter Key

    100%

    The important thing is the birds like them

    15/10/2021
 

Calci worms are the larvae stage of the Black soldier fly, with the word calci coming from calcium which this bird and hedgehog food is rich in. calci worms contain around 50 times more calcium than dried mealworms, which makes them perfect for hedgehogs which need the calcium for bone development. 

Calci worms are also fairly high in protein, albeit not as much as mealworms - they do though contain more fat than mealworms.Softbill species, such as Blackbirds, Robins and Starlings readily eat calci worms.

Before feeding calci worms to either birds or hedgehogs, it’s best to soak them in cold clean water for around 30 minutes. This allows the dried worms to absorb some of the water, which in turn then means that the birds and hedgehogs get a degree of hydration from them. This is especially important during the spring when birds might feed the calci worms to nestlings and fledglings, as without fluids there is a risk to the health and even survival of the young birds.

To feed calci worms to hedgehogs and birds, they can be placed in a shallow dish on the ground or just directly on the ground – e.g. a lawn or patio.