Mealworms, superworms, and their beetles

PixelatedEmbers

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Can I get a big plastic tub with tall sides and put unwanted mealworms and superworms in them for the birds? Just wondering because I have a TON which my bearded dragon isn’t eating fast enough.
 

Hazel_AndWarrior_10

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Hazel my female baby beardie and Warrior my male baby rescue
If he is not eating them fast enough, then you could refrigerate them and they should still be good. if you wanna put some for the birds, then I would say why not like half of them.
 

Hazel_AndWarrior_10

Juvie Member
Beardie name(s)
Hazel my female baby beardie and Warrior my male baby rescue
Thanks! She looks way different now cuz that was her 3 month pictures(Yes I take pictures every month so that way I remember what she looked like from a baby to adult)
 

smaugthebeardie3756

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Smaug
If he is not eating them fast enough, then you could refrigerate them and they should still be good. if you wanna put some for the birds, then I would say why not like half of them.
The mealworms are fine to refrigerate but if the superworms are actually superworms and not just giant mealworms, they will die in the refrigerator. Although they look similar, superworms are actually a different species that comes from tropical climates and don't handle cold very well.
 

AHBD

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I was going to also write about the difference. Your superworms will not reproduce unlesss they turn to beetles and then lay eggs but they need specific conditions for that. Aside from that, true superworms can live for many months in an open container with oatmeal or wheat bran and a few pieces of veggie about once a week or every 2 weeks. The mealworms can reproduce much more easily at room temp. in the same conditions or can be stored in the fridge and will go dormant and not reproduce.
 

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