Are mealworms and superworms the same?
No. Mealworms and superworms can look a lot alike, which is why people sometimes get them confused. However, they're entirely different species! Mealworms are Tenebrio molitor, while superworms are Zophobas morio. They are also quite different in terms of the nutrition that they have to offer.
Are mealworms bad feeders?
Some people don't like mealworms because they claim that they have too much chitin (exoskeleton/shell), and that they will give a reptile impaction if used. Like most information on impaction, this is a myth. Mealworms do have a low meat-to-shell ratio compared to some other feeders, and that mak...
How can I keep my mealworms alive longer?
With minimal maintenance and effort, you can expect your mealworms to last 3 to 4 weeks at room temperature. If you'd like to keep them alive for longer, follow the guidelines below.
At room temperature (70-74°F), most mealworms will pupate in about 3 weeks. If nutrition and envir...
How do I feed mealworms to my pet?
It's easy to feed mealworms to your pet. But first, you need to coat them in calcium powder. This helps balance the amount of phosphorus that they contain, because too much phosphorus in the diet can cause animals to stop absorbing calcium correctly. You can do this by sticking the worms in a pap...
How do I gut-load mealworms?
Gut-loading is the process of using a nutritious diet to increase the nutritional value of feeders. Mealworms are not picky eaters, but some things are better to feed them than others, because what you feed to your mealworms will inevitably find its way to your pet.
You can use a high-quality co...
How do I house/store mealworms?
Keeping mealworms is very easy to do. After you have ordered your mealworms from DubiaRoaches.com, they will arrive in a small plastic tub. It's best to take them out of this transport container and transfer them to a permanent form of housing, which can be a plastic tub or critter keeper. If usi...
How long do mealworms last?
Mealworms generally last about 3-4 weeks when they are kept properly. The better you take care of them, the fewer of them will die before you have a chance to feed them off.
What are mealworms?
Mealworms are the larvae of a type of darkling beetle, Tenebrio molitor. They are very commonly used as feeder insects for insectivorous and omnivorous reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and more.
What are the nutrition facts for mealworms?
Moisture — 61.9%
Protein — 18.7%
Fat — 13.4%
Ash — 0.9%
Fiber — 2.5%
Calcium — 169mg/kg
Phosphorus — 2950mg/kg
What happens if my order arrives dead?
We make every effort to ensure that your order arrives alive, which is why we also include a few extra to compensate for any losses. However, we can't always guarantee the weather or how the postal service will treat your package. If your order arrives dead, please send us a photo of the dead mea...
What if I receive something I didn't order?
If you receive the wrong item, shoot us a message with your order number, the item you received, and the item you were supposed to receive. We do our best to avoid mix-ups, but mistakes still happen on occasion, and we'll be happy to send you a replacement.
Why are some of my mealworms white?
Like other insects, mealworms regularly shed their skin (a process called molting) as they grow. When freshly-molted, they are a creamy white color and their bodies are very soft. Their original color and hardness will return in a few hours or so. However, if you find a freshly-molted mealworm, t...