Superworm FoodSuperworms should be gutloaded for a minimum of 24 hours before being fed to pets. The healthier and better fed your superworms are, the more nutritious they become for your pets.
Superworms need to eat a good dry mix as well as moisture/fresh vegetable content.
Whatever you use as substrate, the worms will eat. Every 2 months or so, the substrate should be changed to remove accumulated wastes. Daily remove any dead worms (if any), pupa, and old vegetables.
Gutload MixUse a combination of the following to make a healthy gutload mixture, and use at least 3" of the mixture in your superworm tank:
Baby Rice Cereal,
Dry Milk Powder.
MoistureSuperworms will canabalize each other if not provided with enough moisture. Do NOT add a dish of water, or spray the substrate. This will create bacteria and kill your superworms, and possibly make your pets sick when feeding them these worms.
Superworms are quite ravenous. Place fresh vegetables on top of substrate every day or two and remove old vegetables. If there is any moisture or mold on the substrate, remove it.
Good vegetables/fruits to use include:
Carrots, Apples, Potato. (These make a fairly cheap (although not the best nutritionally) moisture source, especially if you keep large amounts of superworms.)
Mustard, Collard, & Turnip Greens, Kale, Rapini, Watercress, Arugula, Endive, Escarole.
Green Beans, Peas (Snap, Snow, etc.), Parsnip, Squash, Okra.