Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Keeper is a bedding and food source for mealworms and other live insects. Providing your insects with a high-quality food source will ensure they are getting the nutrition necessary to stay alive and healthy. To gut load, mix a high-protein food source like Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow with your Mealworm Keeper before feeding.
- We recommend 1/2 lb Mealworm Keeper per 1000 Mealworms (med) or 1 lb per 1000 Giant Mealworms
- Bedding and food source for mealworm and other live insects
- Ensure insects are getting the nutrition necessary to stay alive and healthy
- Combine with Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow for optimal nutrition
Net Weight: 1 pound / 16 ounces
Feeding Instructions: Keep live mealworms in a well-ventilated container. Evenly distribute Mealworm Keeper in the container using approximately 1 cup for every 250 live mealworms to serve as a primary source of food and bedding. Along with Mealworm Keeper, offer raw potatoes or raw carrots to add moisture to the diet. Exotic Nutritionâ€™s Thirsty Cricket is an alternative drown-free water source.
Storing live mealworms in a refrigerator at 45-50 degrees fahrenheit will cause them to go into a dormancy for up to 10 weeks. Remove mealworms from the refrigerator once per week to wake them from their dormant state to eat. Allow mealworms to feed for 24 hours at room temperature, then remove any uneaten raw food and replace bedding before placing them back into the refrigerator for longer storage.
Feeder insects may lose some nutritional value after staying dormant for multiple weeks. It is recommended that you gut load insects 1-2 days prior to feeding so they provide maximum nutrition. Gut loading is the process of feeding insects a diet high in vital nutrients prior to feeding those insects to other animals. To gut load, mix a high-protein food source like Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow with your Mealworm Keeper before feeding. Additionally, you can sprinkle a multivitamin or calcium supplement on insects before feeding to help prevent calcium deficiencies.
Contains: wheat bran
Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein 14.5% (min), crude fat 3.0% (min), crude fiber 12.0% (min).
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