GLH Began as a reptile breeding facility in 1997. We started using hornworms in the middle of 2004 to increase the variety of feeders we were offering our animals. It didn't take long before we noticed the added benefits of feeding hornworms. Our animals were able to sustain and even gain weight during the breeding season, recover faster after laying eggs and were not taxes as hard from the breeding season overall. After experimenting with different rearing conditions and diet formulations, Great Lakes Hornworm was able to produce top quality hornworms on a consistent basis. Since the beginning, we've added different insect species and supplies to meet our customers demands. Whether you need reptile food, fishing bait, or research insects, we are here to meet your needs. Feel free to browse our website or CONTACT US by sending an email or placing a phone call to let us know about your specific needs.
GLH - Where the highest quality hornworms, crickets, superworms and various insects can be found.
Our goal is to produce the highest quality insects for the discriminating consumer throughout the United States. Our goal is to provide dependable products, particularly superworms for sale, superior customer service, and quality that is unsurpassed. We stand behind our products 100%, ensuring top quality results each and every time! We spare no expense to produce a superior product!
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Great Lakes Hornworm is an environmentally controlled Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta, production facility started in 2004. With capabilities in excess of one million hornworms per week, we are able to supply you with the product you need when you need it. Great Lakes Hornworm continually strives to produce healthy, disease free insects of the highest quality!
Other Products and Services
We would like you to have the best and most convenient shopping experience so you can enjoy more time with your pets, and that’s why we also offer a variety of other top quality insects and supplies to meet your every need.
Apart from hornworm larvae and eggs, we also provide hornworm food, superworms, mealworms, and crickets. We also supply vented lids and cups, uniheat packs to keep your pets warm and cozy, and gutload and wheatbran. See more details about these products by visiting our Products page.
About Our Hornworms
Hornworms are basically caterpillars that would later on metamorphosize to become the Carolina sphinx moth. These critters earned their name with a spiked tail that looks like a horn. You can recognize them by their green body marked with seven diagonal lines on their sides.
These caterpillars can be usually found nibbling on tobacco and tomato plants, which makes them destructive pests for those growing these products. But one man’s pest is another creature’s nutritious meal! In fact, practically all kinds of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates can benefit from a good hornworm dinner.
What makes hornworms particularly attractive for reptiles--especially those who live in dry, arid environments--is that they are known to be plump and juicy. The water contained in their body helps in hydrating the reptile’s body. Collared lizards, uromastyx lizards, and even chameleons could all benefit from eating hornworms. Apart from reptiles, scorpions and spiders love to feast upon hornworms.
More than its hydrating benefits, hornworms are also packed with nutritional value, and are particularly rich in calcium. Their bright green color also makes them highly enticing and appetizing, which is great if your pet is a picky eater.
Sometimes, your pet may not feel like eating at all. Appetite loss is a serious concern that must be addressed immediately to ensure your pet’s health. If you see any signs of them not touching their regular food, a hornworm squiggling right before their very eyes just might do the trick.
They are also ideal feeders because they are easy to take care of and grow extremely fast. In as little as two weeks, you can grow a hornworm weighing up to 10 to 12g. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time before you can treat your pet to a scrumptious meal once more. Better yet, you don’t have to break a sweat preparing it.
Why Get Hornworms From Us?
We take pride in the fact that our hornworms are all guaranteed to be healthy and clean, which makes them the perfect meal for your beloved pets. What makes our hornworms a better option over those found in the wild is that you can be sure they are of top quality and are not carrying any illness or condition that could hurt your pet in the long run.
You see, those hornworms found on tobacco plants can actually store the toxins they ingest from the plant itself. Once your pet eats a hornworm with tobacco toxins in them, it could prove dangerous to your pet’s health, if not fatal. We at Great Lakes Hornworm, however, would like you to know that the hornworms and other superworms for sale in our store are all safely grown within our facilities, away from the toxic substances naturally occurring in tobacco plants.
In fact, we take such great care of our hornworms that we even create a special, high quality diet with carefully selected ingredients to make sure they grow healthy and nutritious. This is the best way for us to guarantee that you will only be feeding your pets with only the best and healthiest treats for them.
Because of this diet which we create specifically for our hornworms, they grow to become low in fat (3.07%) and incredibly high in calcium (46.4mg/ 100g sample). In fact, did you know that our hornworms have the highest calcium content on the market today? Even better, they don’t have exoskeleton or chitin that may cause your pet to get an impaction!
Caring for Hornworms
Because we want you to enjoy maximum convenience not only as you shop for your pets but also as you prepare your meals for them, we offer easy to house and easy to maintain hornworms. Not only is it more cost-efficient for you, but you don’t have to worry about your hornworms dying out before you even get to feed them to your pet. After all, every hornworm you care for is an investment in your pet’s health.
Convenient and Safe Shopping
With all the products on hand in our inventory, you truly can trust Great Lakes Hornworm to be your one-stop shop for all your hornworm and superworm needs. Our website is certified secure, so you don’t have to worry about sharing your confidential information. We take your trust seriously and at the end of the day, we want you to have the most hassle-free online shopping experience possible.
We can’t wait to become a part of your pet-rearing experience. As reptile and insect lovers ourselves, we can only imagine how excited you must be to make fun and loving memories with your pets. However, the first step to achieving that is by keeping them healthy, and the best way to get them to be healthy is by giving them nutritious meals.
Membership, Purchase and Shipping
If you sign up to become our member, you can also opt to shop by wholesale. Not only should this save you a lot of time, but it should also be more practical and cost-efficient. To become an exclusive member of our community, all you have to do is to sign up to be a part of our email list. This way, you can keep updated as to the latest trends, news, and special techniques in caring for hornworms to feed to your pets, as well as be the first to be in the know of any of our special events and promos.
You may also want to add to your savings with the pre-paid shipping options available for select product combos. Consider it our way of thanking you for trusting us to be your partner of choice in caring for your pet.
Make Great Lakes Hornworm your trusted supplier in the United States for hornworms and other superworms for your pets. Not only do we guarantee your 100% satisfaction, but we leave your pets 100% satisfied as well. Feel free to check out the rest of the pages here in our website so you can have a better idea of what we have to offer and how we can help you.
Once you find what you’re looking for--and in case you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for in the first place--contact us today and be on your way to providing the best meals for your pets!
Keep In Touch...
Got any questions about our products? Feel free to leave a message at our Contact Us page, and we’ll make sure that we get back to you as soon as possible. After all, we don’t want to keep your hungry pets waiting, do we?
Here at Great Lakes Hornworm, we are genuinely interested to know about your experience doing business with us. Your response and feedback is critical to our growth as your trusted supplier of hornworms and other superworms. Have something to say? Get in touch with us immediately. We want to hear about everything that you have to say.
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