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Mealworms  When adding mealworms to your Sugar glider's diet, it is strongly suggested to add a 'no-phosphorus' calcium supplement to the food, such as Glider-Cal (see below). Live mealworms are high in phosphorus which partially blocks calcium absorption, a 'no-phosphorus' calcium supplement such as Glider-Cal will compensate for the loss of absorption.

Feed mealies as bonding treats, and as a protein supplement. We recommend 10-15 medium size mealworms, or 7-8 Giant mealworms 2 times per week. Remember ... mealworms are high in fat and should be limited.

We suggest that you select Priority Mail or Next Day Service shipping for all live mealworm orders at checkout. We do not guarantee live delivery with Ground (UPS) shipping. We suggest adding ICE PACKS (see below) during warm weather or HOT PACKS during colder temps. See full guarantee below.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

Our goal is to have your live mealworms delivered to you in perfect condition. Due to high temperatures during certain times of year across the country, there is a chance that the worms will be compromised at some point during transit. The most reliable way to ship during warmer temperatures is by Next Day Air Service (if UPS guarantees delivers to your area in morning). The second most reliable method is by Priority Mail Service (US Postal). You must have your orders shipped to a place where they can be received and cared for upon delivery. We can not guarantee live delivery if no one was available to receive the order or if your worms were delivered to a street mail box (mail boxes get very hot).

We cannot guarantee live delivery if the temperatures in your area are above 83 degrees F, or below 32 degrees F, at the time of delivery.

We understand that you want to ship in the most economical way, but we will not assume responsibility for live delivery if you select a slower shipping method and the worms did not arrive alive. If you select Next Day Air Service (and UPS guarantees delivery to your area in the morning) we will guarantee live delivery, but if you select a slower shipping method, you would assume responsibility for the worms. Typically Priority Mail Service works well, and is an inexpensive way to ship. 95% of the worms that we ship this way get delivered in excellent condition, but because this service does not have a guarantee delivery time or delivery date, it can sometimes be unreliable. If your worms do not arrive alive, and the above conditions were met, you must contact us with-in 24 hours of delivery to file a claim for replacement worms. We cannot make exceptions to this policy. We will replace the worms at no charge, but you would be responsible for the cost to re-ship, and we will not guarantee live arrival for the replacement shipment unless they are shipped by Next Day Air Service.