When I get them they come in like saw dust. Should I move them to a different container with coconut fiber? And should I feed them? Is so what should I feed them?
I move mine to a different container with plain oatmeal oats, some cricket gutload, and carrots on top for them to munch and get moisture from.When I get them they come in like saw dust. Should I move them to a different container with coconut fiber? And should I feed them? Is so what should I feed them?
Amazing thank you!!To my knowledge it's preferable to keep superworms in bran as it provides them a ready source of food. You can get oat/wheat bran at pretty much any grocery store in the baking aisle, though depending on how much you use it may be cheaper to go to a bulk food store or order it online.
I've had good success keeping supers in a mixture of bran and ground up chicken feed (layer pellets) with slices of apple/carrot/potato for moisture. I have a ready supply of layer pellets, so I figure I may as well use them! I have a separate container to gutload them with the good stuff 24-48 hours or so prior to feeding them off.
Bran binds calcium I wouldn't use it. I put my superworms in coco fiber and feed them what I feed my roaches(organic veggies, some fruit, and high quality dry gutloads like bug buffet and others).
Very interesting! Would you happen to have a source handy for that info on bran? I'd like to read about it so I can improve my practices.
Google 'bran inhibits calcium absorption'. John courtney smith goes into it on cham breeder podcast as well. If you're only feeding a couple once and awhile I'm sure it's not that big a deal, but the concern is when it's used the staple food for feeders.