Superworms Zophobas morio
Superworms are super irresistible to reptiles and other critters and are twice the size of mealworms and are readily accepted by lizards, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and more. And with 500 worms, you’re going to have a lot of satisfied critters.
Since Superworms contain less chitin (the stuff that makes insect exoskeletons hard) than mealworms, they are much easier for your pet critter to digest. However, despite this advantage over mealworms, Superworms should only represent a small portion of your critter’s diet.
Keeping Your Superworms Healthy
Once the worms are delivered, you can keep in a medium-sized critter keeper of a plastic shoe box. Next, lay down some substrate on the bottom of your container. You can use oats, rice, or our Mealworm Bedding as a substrate. After you lay down the substrate of your choice, it’s time to lay some good nutritious food down like carrots, potatoes, and some fruits. Even banana peels are good to use.
Once you prepare the container, it’s time to dump all the worms into their new home. You can watch them all start chowing down and burrowing under the substrate.
A good container setup should keep these little buggers happy for many weeks. One thing that you need to remember is that these worms DO NOT HIBERNATE.
Please DO NOT refrigerate your Superworms after arrival. Unlike other feeder insects, refrigerating does not cause hibernation and will kill them.
Calcium (ppm): 173