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SuperWorms(i need more help!!)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Tarantula Lover, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. Tarantula Lover

    Tarantula Lover Psalmopoeus Lover Old Timer

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    i just went to petco today and bought-
    10 large crickets
    50 superworms
    driftwood
    lizard litter(substrate that is good for tropical species-pinktoe)
    1 large petpal

    how should i give the superworms to my pinktoe? Wont they dig away? any suggestions? thanks,

    James
     
  2. Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope Arachnolord Old Timer

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    i had that problem, the worms digging down into the substrate, Scott gave me the idea of putting them in a shallow dish they couldnt get out of. i dont know how well this would work with an aboreal, but i guess its worth a shot. oh, and set a couple of the worms aside and let them mature, the metamorphosis is awesome to see, though it takes a while with superworms. a large beatle is the result, and my t's rather enjoyed devouring the beatles. more so than the worms. good luck:rolleyes:
     
  3. Gail

    Gail Arachnopixie Old Timer

    To elaborate a little more on what Lycanthrope said...
    The superworms will not pupate if they are together. Pick out the largest worms and put one each into a small container like a deli cup. Check them every few days. If they curl up into a hooked shape good news - they are getting ready to pupate. It can take a month or two for them to pupate and then become beetles. Try to feed the beetles to your T right after they appear when they are white and soft. Most of my t's won't touch em after the shell hardens and they are black. They also give off a rather pungent defensive smell which is much worse once they are fully hardened up and black.

    Gail
     
  4. Joy

    Joy Priestess of Pulchra-tude Old Timer

    I think the best way to feed superworms to pinktoes is using forceps (NOT your fingers). Coincidentally, this is also the funnest way ;)

    Joy
     
  5. chaset

    chaset Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Digy

    Ive found all of my T's even my aboreals will go dig them out.

    btw, why all the T food? i find that much is enough to last my 4 T's a couple weeks, your Avic isn't going to be that hungry
     
  6. TigerWoman

    TigerWoman Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    What do superworms eat? and do they need water?? Could i breed them myself like cricets?
     
  7. Gail

    Gail Arachnopixie Old Timer

    The following link has information on how to breed and feed them. They are a bit tricky as compared to mealworms. Hope this helps.

    http://www.wormman.com/superwormpage.htm

    Gail
     
  8. TigerWoman

    TigerWoman Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    Thank you Gail! You are the best! :D