|Superworm photo from Wikimedia Commons|
According to our Worm Farmer, Superworms are very active and the nutritional value is greater only due to its ½ inch longer length. This larger size and greater activity might give you trouble keeping them in a feeder. Superworms are used mainly for reptile food and tend to cost much more. At the Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, we recommend offering livemealworms.
|Chickadees at mealworm dish feeder|
It is a thrill when the parents bring their young to the feeder a couple weeks after hatching. However remember offering an unlimited supply of mealworms is NOT recommended, as the nestlings need a varied diet. Mealworms should be used as a supplemental food only, perhaps once or twice a day unless poor weather conditions dictate more frequent feeding. About 15 worms a day per bird or hundred or so worms offered morning and evening would be adequate for parents with a box of nestlings.