Superworms

To keep your superworm larvae happy and healthy you have to satisfy a brief list of requirements.

First, you require a dark, escape proof container. Using an aquarium to accommodate your larvae will not be suggested for many different reasons. There is certainly much too much wasted space in an aquarium. You might consider keeping more Superworms in a deeper substrate to make the most of available height. This really is a bad idea since the thicker the substrate and layer of superworms, the greater heat and mess is created. Additionally, larvae can easily climb the silicone bead running the inside which joins the bits of glass together.

A shallow rubbermaid container is most effective. You need to drill tiny holes into the container for air circulation. Stay in mind that superworm larvae have very strong mandibles and in case they can have their mouth on an inside side of one of the drilled holes they will likely have little trouble enlarging it.

The next step to keep your superworms healthy is providing a quality substrate. There are normally among two methods employed here. One idea is to supply a consumable substrate that gives both a food source and living environment. Another is to provide a non consumable substrate including wood shavings.

The second strategy is favorable because superworms tend to fair better in a moist environment. Superworm larvae need a light mist of water over their substrate occasionally to maintain humidity levels high. Spraying a consumable substrate including grain or cereal routinely can bring about mold and mites, both of which can destroy a colony.

Water is a crucial variable in not just the fitness of your superworms but in addition in breeding them afterwards if you decide to achieve this. Superworm beetles may not lay eggs with no correct humidity levels. Superworm eggs may die if allowed to dehydrate extensively.

To provide a way to obtain water to drink a typical method is by using potatoes (cut by 50 percent) or carrots. This is an economical solution with all the additional advantage of potatoes being easily stored for later use. Another common way of providing a supply of hydration would be to purchase food/water cubes which can be produced by various pet product companies and sold online or via your local pet shop. They may be an easy approach to offer both food and water in a single package with all the additional advantage of supplying your insects with vitamins and minerals. Look for food cubes designed for feeding/hydrating crickets.

Another essential consideration is heat. Superworms unlike mealworms can not survive at low temperatures. Putting superworms within the fridge to store them for later use like one could use mealworms will result in the death of your own superworms. Room temperature is fine to keep the larvae, however stay in mind that they will grow faster and breed better if at all dibqgk at higher temperatures (75 degrees and up).

To feed your superworms just about everything will do. They can be fed on grains, vegetables, carrion, salad mixes, top quality fish flakes, commercial diets, dog food etc.

Keeping superworms successfully will not be hard as long as you follows some fundamental guidelines.

So remember, find or invest in a dark, escape proof container. Use a substrate of wood shavings. Feed them often and vary their dietary plan. Spray their substrate with a very list mist water routinely. Keep your superworms with a warm temperature. Finally, make sure you clean their enclosure often.

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