Super worms are used as a standard feeder for larger sized reptiles since their reasonable pricing and larger size have helped make them a popular staple item. Super worms are fairly nutritionally complete but one way to help improve this is to feed the insects high quality foods prior to feeding the insects to your reptile. This process is called gut loading and should take place 24 to 48 hours prior to feeding. Gut loaded insects should still be dusted with calcium and vitamins. Unlike meal worms you cannot keep super worms cold. Keep your super worms at room temperature with plenty of food and moisture available and they should last for a month or longer. Rarely some super worms will pupate and turn into beetles. Once a week or so you should change the substrate of the super worms to help keep them healthy. Feeding super worms is fairly easy. There are many gut loads or super worm diets available that are safe to feed the super worms constantly. Another option is to feed various grains and cereals, such as oatmeal, wheat bran, and 12 grain cereal. In addition to this a moisture source should be provided. Slices of potato or apple are ideal. Be sure to wash all fruits or vegetables carefully as they could still have pesticides on them that will kill the super worms. Also, the items you feed to the super worms will affect their nutritional value, so vary it as much as possible.
working with the "Reptile Feeders" group
we are able to ship feeders to most areas of Canada.
(by Canada Express Post)
While they handle the larger corporate orders our service may
be convenient for those smaller orders that individuals
in city suburbs or remote areas may require.
Note that feeders such as Crickets, Superworms and Mealworms travel well
in warm weather while feeders such as Butter Worms and Wax Worms
do better when it is a little cooler.
Be Advised - Extreme weather may limit the distance we ship feeders !
Shipping may also be a bit more during weather requiring heat packs etc.
but will adjust lesser when weather does not require extra materials.
Contact us anytime to see if we can service your location before you order.
If we're unable to assist you during extreme weather periods,
we encourage you to get in touch in better weather.
Feeders also available for pick-up if you're close in Ontario.
We must receive your order before midnight
on Saturdays for shipping the following Monday.
Orders placed after the cut-off time will ship the following week.
You can order from the individual pack sizes listed.