Superworms are the larval form ofZophobas morio, a species of darkling beetle. Unlike their smaller counterparts, mealworms, Superworms are larger and more robust. This characteristic makes them an excellent choice as an occasional source of nourishment or a special treat for reptiles, amphibians, and certain arachnids.
Superworms measure between 1.5 to 2 inches in length and have a diameter of ¼ inch. Their energetic and agile nature makes them highly appealing to a variety of pets such asreptiles, birds, amphibians, arachnids, and even chickens. Moreover, they possess a lengthy shelf life and are easily digestible.
It's important to note that refrigeration is detrimental to their well-being. To ensure their vitality, maintain them at room temperatures ranging from 75° to 85°F. For long-term storage in larger quantities, provide a few carrot chunks to serve as their water source and supply them with a suitable food source such as wheat bran.
These worms have the unique characteristic of remaining in the larval stage as long as they are kept in the company of numerous other larvae and receive consistent bodily contact.