Giant Mealworms vs. Superworms: What’s The Difference?
It’s been a long time coming, but Giant Mealworms are back at Josh’s Frogs! These big bugs are a bit more expensive than our standard size mealworms, but for good reason. With that larger price tag comes numerous benefits – let’s check them out, and compare them to superworms.
Giant mealworms are easily stored. Since they are only larger, older mealworms, they can be kept just like regular mealworms – in the fridge! We recommend keeping them lower down in the door of your fridge – this is typically the warmest part of the fridge, and can help keep them at the desired temps.
Giant mealworms are shipped ready to store, or feed to your pets. Giant mealworms from Josh’s Frogs are shipped in a vented deli cup with Josh’s Frogs Mealworm & Superworm Bedding, which makes a great bedding, food, and helps keep the worms safe and comfortable during shipping. Providing your giant mealworms with a bit of carrot before feeding them to your pets is a great way to provide a bit of extra nutrition. Dusting with a quality vitamin/mineral supplement is also recommended.
Superworms contain less chitin and more protein. Superworms are more digestible than giant mealworms, and have a higher protein content than giant mealworms. If you are looking for a giant mealworm/superworm sized insect for your pets to use a staple, superworms are probably a better choice. If you’re looking for a way to vary your pet’s diet, consider giant mealworms.
Superworms do not keep as long as Giant Mealworms. If shelf life is important to you, then giant mealworms may be the way to go. Kept properly in the fridge, giant mealworms should last for several weeks. Superworms need to be fed and housed appropriately to thrive.Be sure to check out our video on how to make both mealworms and superworms last longer:
Zach is the Curator of Fauna, he leads the entire animal operation here at Josh’s Frogs. He also answers all customer questions about animals. You may see him on the road at one of our trade shows. When Zach goes home he maintains over 40 vivaria of his own, and he's been caring for reptiles for over 25 years! Zach has his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from MSU.