I just came here to ask how many a 7-8 week old will eat so will be watching for the answers.
Storing/caring for Reptiworms are so easy. A few ways to go about it. IF they are kept at about 55 degrees they remain *dormant*...don't grow etc. so you can order a lot of them at once to keep the cost down.
We use to keep them in a cooler with an ice pack we changed daily and kept the temps around 53-58 degrees, usually stayed around 54 most of the time.
We are now buying a small wine fridge (either new or used, have not decided) so that we can buy 5,000 small for $78.00. I would love to buy the 10,000 count at once but as the beardie grows they will eat larger worms and you have to let them warm up a few days to have them grow enough...don't want to hassle with that.
Our 4 month old ate between 30-70 per day of the medium size depending on what other *treats* he was getting that day or how much he ate the day before. So by the time they are 4 mo I would count on an average of 60 per day x 30 = 1,800 medium per month.
So you can look forward to about the same give or take when your beardie gets to 3-4 months...goes by fast.
I figure 5,000 to last about 3 months and at almost $80 that is less than $30 per month for his staple. When I was buying only 200 at a time I spent over $100 per month.....HUGE difference. The only way they are *affordable* for us is to buy in large bulk.
Sorry for such a long post, the feeders were the biggest decision for us. I seriously considered doing a Dubia colony.....but realized when/if we ever go on a vacation my Mom would NOT want to deal with them
. So easy to dump a few soft worms out (without having to calcium dust either) and be done.
Now hopefully someone will answer about the quantity at 7-9 weeks of age. I did a search but did not find the answer....