Zophobas morio is a species of darkling beetle, whose larvae are known by the common name superworm or zophobas morio. As stated above... Superworms (aka: Zophobas morio), are NOT treated with hormones. It is the Mealworms and Giant mealworms often misrepresented as Superworms, that are treated with hormones.LizardGirl said:I have a bit different opinion, more in the middle....now we are talking about superworm, the hormone-treated mealworms of the darkling beetle. Zophobas are a different species, and are not hormone treated, but are a similar size and appearance
Here is the confusion: giant mealworms are not SUPPOSED to be known as superworms.LizardGirl said:I think you are getting a bit confused. (or maybe I am) The ones we are talking about here (I think) are not the zophobas but the giant mealworms known as superworms. Yes, I realize that "giant mealworms" are the same species, treated, and that zohobas are a different species altogether, and not treated. Maybe I just worded my post funny, but that's what I said.