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Superworm longevity?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:49 pm
by WinFam01
I thought superworms could be kept for quite a while?
First time having them...
I mixed some oats in with my superworms and tossed in some carrots. Several of them have died. I did get them from Chow Hound and not from online, so maybe they just weren't great to begin with?

Re: Superworm longevity?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:23 pm
by CooperDragon
Could have been something wrong with them. I've kept supers for a really long time. Several months to over a year.

Re: Superworm longevity?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:36 am
by WinFam01
We haven't had especially good luck with insects we've had to get from pet stores, so that's probably the case. I think we ended up throwing out almost half the container.

Re: Superworm longevity?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:41 am
by Claudiusx
They most likely were old or sickly to begin with.

I almost can't even kill supers if I try. When I had pneumonia last year, I didn't touch my worm colony for over a month. Maybe a month and a half. When I got better, I gave them a carrot and the majority of them were still alive. I'm sure the ones that died got eaten, but a large majority survived.

Try getting some from an online breeder and you should have better success.

-Brandon

Re: Superworm longevity?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 pm
by WinFam01
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I thought they were supposed to be pretty hardy, but wanted some reassurance.
We only got them to fill in a gap between bsfl shipments, so unless we have to do that again we'll get them online next time we want to feed them.