Our farm bred morio worms are raised on a high quality diet in optimal conditions and freshness is guaranteed as standard. They are suitable for a wide range of exotic pets.
Morio Worms, also known as Superworms or Super Giant Mealworms are the larvae of the Zophobas morio, a species of Darkling Beetle. The Morio Worms look like large Mealworms at around 50 to 60mm in length. Their shiny segmented bodies are light brown/black in colour and their heads and tip of the tail is dark brown. They have small legs near to the head, allowing them to move around and cling to food. Once they reach their maximum size, they will begin to darken before beginning to pupate; later emerging as red beetles which darken to black upon maturing.
Native to tropical regions in Central and South America, but due to its popularity as feeder insects the Morio Worm is found across the globe.
Our Morio Worms are bred by us in a modern, ethical facility in the UK, reared on high end food - meaning that they arrive to you fresh and in excellent health as standard.
Your Morio Worms will be delivered in ventilated pre-pack tubs or bulk bags depending on the quantity you order. On arrival, they may appear immobile if overnight temperatures are low but will soon become active when warm again. Our bulk Morio Worms are shipped in hessian sacks with bran for your convenience. You must pour the contents of the bag out immediately on arrival, transferring them into a larger, well ventilated tub as the worms will eventually chew through the material; the sack is for transport purposes only.
Morio Worms are best stored at room temperature around 15-24°C, this will keep them fresher for longer.
It is recommended to both gut load and hydrate your feeder insects for at least 24 hours prior to offering as prey. This ensures maximum nutrition is being transferred from your feeder insects to your reptile, amphibian or invertebrate. For feeding your Morio Worms, potato or carrot offers basic nutrition and moisture. The best option would be to offer them one of the specialist high quality insect diets; this will ensure they are gut-loaded to be as nutritious as possible prior to feeding your pets.
As a food source, they are both high in protein, fat and amino acids; this makes them a fulfilling meal for many species. We recommend feeding as part of a varied diet, offering no more than twice per week for reptiles alongside other types of livefood. As with any livefood, variety is the key to providing a well balanced, nutritious diet.
Morio Worms are the perfect size for feeding to bearded dragons, monitors and many other larger lizard species. As they are slower moving than some other feeder insects, they are also readily enjoyed by many species of arachnids, mammals such as meerkats, fish, chickens and many species of wild birds. They are also popular with anglers as they can be used widely as fishing bait.