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Brooke Lancelot 03-24-2019 02:21 PM

Uh... What's this?
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Ok, so, today I bought my boy more mealworms, cause, uh, I ran out, and I just went to give him his daily dose of worms, but I caught this guy instead... Now its obvious its not a normal mealworm, since the guy next to him, is an ordinary one I grew to know...

Could this be a superworm that got mixed into the mealworms? Is this a worm on steroids?

Its noticeably alot darker and bigger than a mealworm, and I'm scared to feed it to Igor, since I know superworms can bite. So, I'm asking of anyone knows if this is a normal mutanized mealie, or is it a superworm or some other species?

- the light one is the normal mealie,
- the dark one is the weird guy

Kalandra 03-24-2019 05:30 PM

Hard to tell from the pic, but it could simply be an older mealworm. I have some in my colony that are large and darker in color than the others. Nothing wrong with feeding them. I don't usually feed them, as I'd prefer to give two small ones instead of 1 large worm.

Aj.t 03-24-2019 05:49 PM

It looks to me like an old mealie. Super worms tend to be wider than that, this one is still pretty “lanky” just looks stretched out almost

Brooke Lancelot 03-25-2019 03:10 PM

Oh great, thanks! My worms usually pupate when they're light, so this is the first time I've seen an older mealworm. Never too old to learn something new huh 😄

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