This Double Shot cleaner colony has a mix of the complete lifecycle from eggs to adults, with 100 guaranteed adults, and is the perfect solution to setup a cleaner colony for one large or two smaller roach bins.
Also known as “lesser mealworms”, Buffalo Beetles are the professionals choice when they need something cleaned. These cleaner beetles eat decomposing matter and are safe to use in many different types of enclosures. Another unique use of Buffalo Beetles is by Taxidermists to strip the flesh from bones without a need for chemicals or boiling.
Bonus use – Lesser meal worm larvae are a favorite food for our Ghost Mantis.
How many Buffalo Beetles do I need?
- One Roach Bin = 50 beetles to establish a cleaner colony
- Clean a Rabbit Skull in 24/48 hours = 2,500 – 3,000 Beetles / larvae
- Clean Dear Skull in 24/48 hour = 15,000 – 17,000 Beetles / larvae
- Clean a Bear Skull in 24/48 hour = 35,000+ Beetles / larvae
How long to establish a colony?
Your Buffalo Beetle colony will begin hatching new larvae within one week of delivery and your colony will be fully established in two months. The production rate is 800-1000 eggs every month. The eggs take one week to hatch and four to six weeks to reach maturity.
Wholesale Roaches ships live orders via USPS Priority Mail and all other shipments ship via USPS First Class unless otherwise arranged. You will receive tracking information on all orders.
HOLD AT POST OFFICE ORDERS SHIP MONDAY – THURSDAY
It is advised that you have your shipment held at the post office for pickup, especially during extreme temperatures above 90f or below 45f. You can either select the hold for pickup option during checkout or add a note to your order. We only need a name and phone number to have your item held. Many post offices will not hold a Live Animal order over the weekend so the cutoff is Thursdays by 9am EST. Hold orders placed after 9am EST on Thursdays will be shipped on Monday.
You should expect your order to arrive in 1 – 4 days. Your tracking information will provide an expected delivery date.
CUTOFFS FOR SAME DAY SHIPPING
- Monday to Friday – 9:00am EST
- Saturday – Ships next business day
- Sunday – No shipping
2022 USPS CLOSED DATES
- Friday – December 31
- Monday – January 17
- Monday – February 21
- Monday – May 30
- Monday – June 20
- Monday- July 4
- Monday – September 5
- Monday – October 10
- Friday – November 11
- Thursday – November 24
- Monday – December 26
Backordered items will ship within one business week. You can cancel or modify your backorder at any time prior to being issued your tracking information.