Superworm beetles

doctrin13th

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Why is that superworms are considered feeders while its beetles are not so popular in the menu? Does the larva have more nutritional value than the beetle form?
 

Hobo

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Why is that superworms are considered feeders while its beetles are not so popular in the menu? Does the larva have more nutritional value than the beetle form?
The adults produce a foul smell when disturbed, which in my experience most Ts don't find appetizing.
 

Merfolk

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This, and also the fact that the adult is smaller than the larva so less proteins for you buck : )
 

webbedone

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Also adult beatles are more undigestable chitin than fleshy proteiny goodness
 

Leviticus

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And if you have ever pupated these beetles you know it is alot more work that it is worth.
 

ZergFront

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The adults produce a foul smell when disturbed, which in my experience most Ts don't find appetizing.
Third this. Even my lizards do not consume these and when I do pick up a beetle, my fingers still smell after 3 washes. This is one insect I cup transfer not for safetly but to avoid getting musked.
 
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