Price increase red mosquito larvae
It has been in the air for a while, red mosquito larvae are becoming a scarce product, but how come?
Worldwide there are a number of important production sites of high-quality live red mosquito larvae. These are located in China, the United States and Ukraine. There are still a number of alternative production sites, but they cannot guarantee the required volumes or quality required to produce frozen bloodworms for the existing markets.
Ukraine has always played an important role for the European market, but given the local war, this large production has completely ceased to be. As a result, red mosquito larvae suddenly became a scarce product due to the war. Production units of the different brands suddenly had to resort to other locations, often further away, resulting in higher production and transport costs.
With our competitors we have seen for some time that the red mosquito larvae have risen sharply in price. However, Ocean Nutrition has been able to maintain its prices for a long time. This was due to sufficiently large stocks to be able to absorb fluctuations in the market. Unfortunately, the war continues and Ocean Nutrition is now also forced to move their production to new production locations. This worldwide high demand and higher transport costs translate into a huge price increase that you can currently also observe in our webshop. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done about it.
The good news is that the white mosquito larvae, black mosquito larvae and brine shrimp had other production sites before the war in Ukraine and will therefore not be affected. A price shift is therefore not expected for these products, as is currently happening for the red mosquito larvae.
If these changes bring up any questions and/or ambiguities, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.