These mealworms are about ½"-¾" in length, because they are a natural product sizes may vary slightly. Mealworms have long been a great supplemental feed for wild birds, a staple feeder insect in the reptile and amphibian hobby, and make great fish bait. Actually larvae of the darkling beetle Tenebrio molitor, mealworms are inexpensive and easy to store before feeding them. Josh's Frogs offers mealworms in 100 count, 500 count, 1000 count, 1100, 2000, and 2200 count quantities.
Mealworms are great for attracting a wide variety of wild birds, such as blue birds, orioles, robins, and grosbeaks - birds that are not commonly attracted to seed feeders. Mealworms provide an excellent nutritional boost to wild birds, especially during migration or breeding.
How to Feed
Mealworms can be fed as a treat or staple, depending on the animals you're feeding. Make sure to dust mealworms with a proper vitamin and mineral supplement before being fed to your pet. Feed mealworms using feeding tongs or in a worm dish.
Mealworms are great feeder insects for: leopard geckos, crested geckos, fat tail geckos, bearded dragons, lizards, geckos, wild birds, and fish. In fact, some fishermen swear by mealworms, calling them the ideal bait! Wild birds absolutely love mealworms as a treat - these high protein feeders provide a big energy boost!
How to Store
When Josh's Frogs ships mealworms they are already stored on aspen bedding without food - exactly how you want to keep them. Keep mealworms at 45-55F to prolong their lifespan. As mealworms worms go bad, they will become dark in color and eventually turn black and spoil. Discard any black mealworms. Older mealworms may pupate. These pupae may still be offered to your pet. Discard adult beetles, as most animals find these distasteful. Under ideal conditions, mealworms should keep for several weeks.
If you'd like to breed mealworms, please read the Josh's Frogs Mealworm Culturing Care Sheet.
Protein 20%, Fat 13%, Fiber 2%, Water 62%
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