Mealworms are the larval form of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio Molitor).
They have become one of the most common feeder insects and are therefore available in most markets and are used for all sorts of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
What eats Mealworms?
Mealworms are great feeder insects for reptiles, birds, aquariums, monkeys, pigs and poultry.
They are recognized as a staple feed for many pet owners across the globe.
We are providing an economical solution for pet owners who have reptiles, chickens and other animals. That is to say, with every 1KG batch container of mealworms you will get a minimum of 5000 worms and each 500 gram contains a minimum of 2500 worms.
Our mealworms are available in the following quantities: two hundred worms, five hundred worms, two hundred and fifty grams, five hundred grams and one kilogram.
When you’re ordering in bulk, we suggest storing them in a fridge between 5 – 10°C. For the reason that you will keep them in a dormant state for them to last for 30 – 40 days.
They go through four life stages: Eggs, larvae, pupae and beetle.
Buying mealworms for your chickens and birds:
Chickens require protein (along with 12 of the 16 elements found in living tissues) in order to molt their feathers. Which makes mealworms a suitable and tasty component of their diet.
They are also high in vitamins A and B which are essential for tissue growth, in this case feathers.
If you’re looking for a delicious treat to give the wild birds in your garden, then look no further because they will certainly devour these small sized worms up in seconds.
Mealworms are very easy to keep and do not let off much smell. However, they should be cleaned regularly in addition to healthy gut loading.
Important to remember:
Above all, you need to always remember to feed appropriate sized feeder insects to your pets for the reason that they can swallow and digest them easily.
Similarly, provide adequate supplements and gut loading to ensure that they get all the nutrition they require.
For a larger option of feeder insects, we recommend you take a look at our superworms: https://silkwormshop.co.za/product/superworms/
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