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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.


Mealworms Nutritional Information:
  • Moisture: 61.9%
  • Protein: 18.7%
  • Fat: 13.4%
  • Ash: 0.9%
  • Fiber: 2.5%
  • Calcium: 169mg/kg
  • Phosphorous: 2950mg/kg

 

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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