Giant Mealworm Warning

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Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby Joan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:40 pm

Giant mealworms (tenibrio molitor) are fed hormones and should be avoided. http://www.nyworms.com/giant_mealworms.htm
They are often refrigerated along with mealworms at pet stores. They are used as fish bait.
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Re: Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby newsquirrelmom » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:55 pm

I bought mealworms from PetSmart for the first time tonight. How do I know if they are giant or not? The label doesn't say.

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Re: Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby jpruett86 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:43 pm

The giants can be around 2 inches long.
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If the ones you got are small enough to feed to a baby bearded dragon they are the normal ones, if that helps at all haha.

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Re: Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby fire-eyez » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:48 am

that looks like a superworm.....right? which is different from a mealworm?

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Re: Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby Joan » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:45 am

Superworms (Zophobas morio) are mainly sold in pet stores as food for reptiles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zophobas_morio
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Re: Giant Mealworm Warning

Postby pappy1264 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:31 am

Superworms can be fed to flyers, Giant mealworms are not the same thing.
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