Superworms are high in fat and are considered more of a "treat". If your pet is favoring superworms over other bugs, try not offering any superworms for a week or two.
What are superworms?
Superworms are the larval form of Zophobas morio, a type of darkling beetle. They're like mealworms, but bigger and fatter. This makes them good for use as occasional feeders or treats for reptiles, amphibians, and some arachnids.
We offer a pre-cupped option is great for hobbyists that want a convenient alternative to "boxed" or "bagged" feeders, and pet stores or resellers wanting a professional pre-packaged solution.
How big is each superworm?
Our small superworms are approximately 3/4" to 1" long each.
How often can superworms be offered?
Superworms can be safely used as part of a rotation of feeder insects or as treats. Due to their higher fat content, avoid using superworms as a staple feeder.
- Moisture — 57.9%
- Protein — 19.7%
- Fat — 17.7%
- Ash — 1.0%
- Fiber — 2.7%
Superworms must be dusted with calcium supplement powder before offering.
How to care for superworms:
Keep your superworms between 42-50°F in a wine cooler or on the top shelf in your refrigerator door to make them last as long as possible. Dormant superworms will stay fresh for up to 30 days.
For details on superworm care, go here.
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