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250 Superworms (1.75")
1 Pod Hornworms (12 minimum)
100 Large Phoenix Worms (0.75")
50 Waxworms (0.75")
20 Medium Dubia Roaches (0.75 - 1")
(we will substitute 500 Giant mealworms for Florida residents)
Your Bearded Dragon will have lots to choose from! From soft bodied Phoenix Worms to our more lively superworms, they will have a buffet!
Place them into a container that is shallow (a tupperware bin or kitten litter pan work well) with some bran or oats for food. Keep them at warm room temperatures (75° to 90°). Add a few slices of potato for food and water to keep them alive. The worms will not pupate as long as you keep them with many other larvae.
Keep the habitat with the cup upside down on a screen or grate so the worms get fresh air. If you'd like your worms to grow larger, keep them at 82°. Keep them at 55° to slow their metabolism when they're at the desired size (a wine cooler works great for this).
Hornworms will double in size when kept at warmer temperatures. If you feel your worms are too small, place them in a warm location (next to a reptile bulb for example) and they will grow extremely quickly for you!
Shake out the yellow little 'kernels', these are the droppings and will build up quickly.
Phoenix Worms can be stored in their shipping cup and can tolerate high temperatures but will have the best shelf life when stored at 50 to 60 degrees F.
A wine cooler or basement are great storage places but setting the cups near an A/C vent will work just fine. If you have a warmer spot in your fridge like the butter tray, this is often the perfect temperature.
Although it's possible to "hold" worms for months when stored at 50 degrees, you should only order the number of worms that will be fed off within 3 weeks so your animal will have fresh food.
Waxworms will last one to two weeks at room temperature. They can be kept cool at 60 degrees, where they become dormant and will last up to 8 weeks. They are ideally kept in a wine cooler, butter tray in the refrigerator, or in a celler. They must be stored in low humidity. If the bedding feels moist when they arrive, leave the lids off to let them dry out.
Daily remove any dead worms (they will be black) and remove the cocoons of any that are spinning one.
Can be kept in the shipping cup and kept warm at room temperature. They do extremely well when fed Repashy Bug Burger as it not only feeds but hydrates them while being calcium fortified. If you are not using an all-in-one food/water, then they can also be fed oranges, protein enriched bread, pelleted fish food, and ground dry dog food. They will need a water source of either a damp sponge placed in a shallow container or water crystals.