Freeze dried insects

$12.31$17.25 or subscribe and save up to 20%

To ensure we have the best quality live crickets, we do not breed from the crickets we sell, nor do we sell old breeder insects as a live food source.

Depending upon the time of year, and production levels, we can have excess stock.

While some of these insects end up in our mixed frozen food range, we also freeze dry insects and can supply these as whole insects, a hammer milled meal or we make a pelleted diet called Insects in a pellet (see next page).

Freeze-drying retains nutritional value better than other drying methods. The process also preserves the actual colour and shape of the original raw material, by removing the moisture from the insects, their weight reduces and their nutritional profile increases. For example; our live crickets are 63.6% moisture and 19.2% protein. Take this moisture away, and the protein % per gram of freeze dried cricket is increased to 66.3% (hence why they call this a Superfood!)

Please review our separate page for the nutritional analysis breakdown for crickets, woodies, mealworms, king mealworms.

The prices we charge have been developed by us to break even. For us, the win here allows animals to receive a higher nutritional product, the customers have a better variety of products to suit their individual needs, and as a business, we turn a loss into a breakeven. Win/win scenarios!

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Freeze Dried Crickets (770+ crickets per serve), Freeze Dried Woodies (730+ woodiess per serve), Freeze Dried Mealworms (1,375+ regular mealworms per serve), Freeze Dried King Mealworms (275+ king mealworms per serve), Freeze Dried Mixed Insects (850+ insects per serve)

Subscription

When purchasing pet food products from Minibeasts you have the option for a once off payment, or a subscription.

The subscription is a fantastic option that locks in the product discount on all your future  subscription orders as well as gives you a peace of mind, never requiring the need to log in and order pet food again. You simply select your product, select the frequency you want the product delivered and we’ll handle the rest. No need to make future orders.

If you still have questions about the subscription service try visiting our Subscription FAQ page, or our contact page.

You can change shipping information or cancel your subscription any time by going to your account page.

Shipping

Note at the moment we offer delivery to a limited number of postcodes within Victoria, Australia. For a list of the suburbs and their delivery times see below.

Below is a table showing order cut off times, pack days and the corresponding delivery day and route taken.

Order cut off and pack day* Delivery day and areas** (Minibeasts Vans)
Mondays -11am Tuesdays delivery

Rosebud – Western Port – Mornington – Langwarrin – Cranbourne – Warragul – Pakenham – Narre Warren – Dandenong – Springvale – Mentone – Collingwood

Tuesdays -11am Wednesdays delivery

Melbourne CBD – Richmond – Brighton – Clayton – Box hill – Ivanhoe – Williamstown – Altona – Hoppers Crossing – Werribee – Geelong – Port Arlington – Queenscliff – Ocean Grove – Torquay – Anglesea – Winchelsea

Wednesdays -11am Thursdays delivery

Ballarat – Daylesford – Castlemaine –Bendigo – Heathcote – Seymour – Kilmore – Wallan –Whittlesea – Craigieburn – Coburg – Keilor –Sunshine – Derrimut – Sunbury –Gisborne –Melton –Bacchus Marsh

Thursdays – 11am Fridays delivery

Hurstbridge – Yarra Glen – Healesville – Lilydale – Ringwood – Knoxfield – Belgrave – Cockatoo

Courier Orders – 11am

(Mondays and Tuesdays)

Sent Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure they arrive before the working week ends.

*          Insects are packed fresh the day before delivery, they are stored in a temperature-controlled room until the Minibeasts Delivery van is loaded the next day. Your delivery will arrive within 8hrs from leaving our facility.

**        Delivery routes show the general direction the van takes, if you are unsure of where your delivery will fit into this schedule please contact us.

***      Shipping is calculated at the cart.