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    Mealworm - Superworms

    I am new with those feeders as I yet havent offered them to my BD yet.

    I don't plan on breeding them, I plan on using those as staple food.

    -How can I keep them as nutritious as possible to be staple food for my BD?

    -Can I use my cricket home mix for them? I guess either I can put fresh green in for them to eat?

    Info I have read say to keep them in the fridge, but I guess they need to be at room temp so the can keep on eating?

    How big does the BD need to be to start eating the mealworms and superworms?






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    Re: Mealworm - Superworms

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra75 View Post
    I am new with those feeders as I yet havent offered them to my BD yet.

    I don't plan on breeding them, I plan on using those as staple food.

    -How can I keep them as nutritious as possible to be staple food for my BD?
    I keep mine on wheat bran as a substrate, they like to hide in it, with sliced carrots on the top, change the carrots every two day.
    -Can I use my cricket home mix for them? I guess either I can put fresh green in for them to eat?
    No need to use your mixture, just wheat bran and sliced carrots is fine
    Info I have read say to keep them in the fridge, but I guess they need to be at room temp so the can keep on eating?
    mealworms need to be refrigerated if you don't want them to pupate, but must be taken out and fed 24-48 hours prior to feeding so you can feed them! Personally I don't refrigerate mine, I keep mine on wheat bran with carrot slices for moisture and let them breed, so there is always mealworms around.
    Superworms, I keep on wheat bran with sliced carrots for water source as well and they don't require refrigeration, they will also last longer than mealworms before pupating and usually they require separation for them to pupate.

    How big does the BD need to be to start eating the mealworms and superworms?
    Your dragon should be fine eating both now that she is fairly large.
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    Re: Mealworm - Superworms

    Thanks Michele! Time to cut down on those crickets, I still dislike them.

    I will definately get mealworms and superworm along with crickets on my next order!

    BTW, do I have to start slowly with those worms? Or I can just have my Mary-Loo on a feeding of those every day?

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