Mealworms are the larval form of the Mealworm Beetle. They come in 2 sizes mini 10-15mm and standard 20-30mm. They are a very popular food for insectivorous species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals. Mealworms have a tough exoskeleton so it is important that the mealworm is well fed so that it makes them more nutritious. Not suitable for very young lizards as they can be hard to digest. All life stages of mealworm can be used as a food.
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How they come
The pre packs contain 60g of mealworms and come with some bug grub packed into vented tubs. The bulk packs come in woven plastic sacks (breathable) with bug grub.
Typical Nutritional values of mealworms
- Moisture 68%
- Fat 8.5%
- Calcium 0.02%
- Protein 18.9%
- Ca:P Ratio 0.05
Caring for mealworms and gut loading
Mealworms are best kept in a well ventilated tub with a large floor area such as a such as a flat faunarium. This should have 2cm of dry bug grub as both a food and a substrate to burrow in. They will also need a small amount of fruit or vegetable such as carrot, apple or potato as a source of water. They will need to kept between 20c and 25c.
Feeding mealworms to wild birds
Live mealworms are packed with protein and moisture and are an excellent bird food. They can quickly attract birds such as robins and thrushes to your garden.
They are great food for the winter months, helping the birds keep weight on. In spring, busy parents are desperately foraging to feed their growing chicks so give them a hand by putting a bowl of mealworms out for them.
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