Superworm Care Sheet

Ideal Temperature, Storage and Maintenance
Superworms are tropical insects that require warmer temperatures than standard/giant mealworms. Superworms’ ideal temperature range is 70°- 80° F. Cupped superworms can be stored in the cups for up to two weeks. Bulk superworms will be shipped in a box with egg crate. Store your superworms in a plastic container with at least 2″ of Superworm bedding (Chicken Mash/Bran/etc.)  Good container guidelines for a superworm container include dimensions about twice that of a shoebox, at least six inches tall, without a lid, and of sturdy plastic construction. (Small cat pans usually work well.) Add a small amount of Potato every other day to provide moisture for the worms. Depending on the quantity of superworms, fresh bedding should be added every week to two weeks to maintain the 2 ½” layers. Plan on completely replacing the bedding every three to four weeks.


  1. Kevin F's Gravatar Kevin F
    May 5, 2010    

    Is there any way you could post a video or photo of what I need to house a 1000 superworms? You say twice the size of a shoebox? i just want to see an example of housing and making a bedding before i go ordering a 1000 of them. =/

  2. Gayle's Gravatar Gayle
    March 15, 2011    

    If I had 700 super worms how much bedding would i need and what size container?

  3. Greg Sabin's Gravatar Greg Sabin
    September 30, 2011    

    well I am going to keep them in a 10 gallon tank.
    But it would of helped to of have known that it is better to use a fine bran then large oats, since the large oats are so large they absorb too much moisture. then if they mold and if the worms eat the mold they die off quick.
    that kind of information really helps when your running a refuge center.
    and this year more then ever with no donations.
    guess I will find out this winter if 4000 can go into a single 10 gallon tank.

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