A grub-hatchery was a location on the Neimoidian homeworld of Neimoidia where infant Neimoidian grubs were raised. Similar but smaller than Neimoidian communal hives they were the original place where Neimoidians put their young. But the communal hives were larger and cheaper to use so only wealthy Neimoidians used the grub-hatcheries. During the Battle of Neimoidia, in the final year of the Clone Wars, the grub-hatcheries were destroyed by Republic forces.
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Episode I (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- The New Essential Chronology (First identified as Grub-hatchery)