Giant Mealworms

These giant mealworms are about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" in length, because they are a natural product sizes may vary slightly. Giant Mealworms have long been a staple feeder insect in the reptile and amphibian hobby. Actually larvae of the darkling beetle Tenebrio molitor, giant mealworms are inexpensive and easy to store before feeding them to your reptile or amphibian. Josh's Frogs offers giant mealworms in 50, 250, and 500 count quantities.

How to Feed

Giant mealworms can be fed as a treat or staple, depending on the animals you're feeding. Make sure to dust giant mealworms with a proper vitamin and mineral supplement before being fed to your pet. Feed giant mealworms using feeding tongs or in a worm dish.

Giant Mealworms are great feeder insects for: leopard geckos, crested geckos, fat tail geckos, bearded dragons, lizards, geckos, wild birds, and fish. In fact, some fishermen swear by giant mealworms, calling them the ideal bait! Wild birds absolutely love giant mealworms as a treat - these high protein feeders provide a big energy boost!

How to Store

When Josh's Frogs ships giant mealworms they are already stored on wheat bran without food - exactly how you want to keep them. Keep giant mealworms at 45-55F to prolong their lifespan. As giant mealworms worms go bad, they will become dark in color and eventually turn black and spoil. Discard any black giant mealworms. Older giant mealworms may pupate. These pupae may still be offered to your pet. Discard adult beetles, as most animals find these distasteful. Under ideal conditions, giant mealworms should keep for several weeks.

Nutritional Information

Protein 20%, Fat 13%, Fiber 2%, Water 62%

 

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