Morios or Super Giant Mealworms as they are also known, are a clean protein rich livefood and are extremely easy to store for long periods. These are popular as livefoods for larger species of birds and lizards. Regarded by professional breeders as the perfect livefood for Bearded Dragons.
Morios or Super Giant Mealworms are bred from a different, larger beetle than regular Mealworms. However, they are equally nutritious and because they are fed a similar diet, they are an equally safe livefoods to use. Large, heavy bodied Lizards such as Breaded Dragons are attracted to the movement of Morios. Morios are extremely popular with Monkeys and other small carnivorous animals and larger birds.
Morios are so large that they can be placed one or two at a time on the floor of the cage/vivarium.
Morios should be kept in a warm, dry,dark place. Ideally at 16-20C. Temperatures below 14C will kill then.
Morios come in plastic tubs or bulb sacks. Bulk sacks must be unpacked on arrival, and stored in a large well-ventillated container. No lid is required provided the sides of the container is smooth enough to stop them escaping.
Morios can be fed with bran,oats, vegetables such as carrot, potato peelings etc but they are likely to be more nutritoius if also fed with Progub to ensure gut loading with calcium.