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Mealworms

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are popular feeders for a variety of pet invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles, particularly leopard geckos. Mealworms are the larval form of the darkling beetle — as are superworms, but the two are different types.

Since mealworms have a harder shell than superworms, certain species may find them more difficult to digest. But they can be a nutritious feeder insect when gut-loaded properly, with moderate amounts of both protein and fat. Mealworms do not have a balanced calcium to phosphorus ratio, so they must be dusted with a high-quality calcium powder before feeding.

Moisture
(%)
Protein
(%)
Fat
(%)
Ash
(%)
Fiber
(%)
Calcium
(mg/kg)
Phosphorus
(mg/kg)

61.9 18.7 13.4 0.9 2.5 169 2950

 

Browse our quality mealworms, available both fresh and dried at great prices! Then check out our free care sheet to store your mealworms properly once they arrive.

Providing a variety of different food sources is an important part of keeping your pet healthy, so be sure to check out our other feeder insects too!

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Scientific name: Tenebrio molitor Description: Eco-Fresh Mealworms - Tenebrio Molitor is also a darkling beetle and the larvae are known as mealwor...

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