Nutrition value of insects
FROZEN SAMPLE


These is a great chart figures are taken from: http://home.comcast.net/~holachapulin/Nutrition.html

Superworm (Zophobas Morio):

The Superworm, classification Zophobas Morio, is the larvae of a beetle many times the size of the Mealworm's Darkling Beetle. Superworms grow naturally, over a period of many months, to the 2 inch size sold by most insect suppliers. The complete life cycle of the Superworm can be 6 months or longer.

By their nature, Superworms will not pupate like Mealworms. When kept at room temperature, Superworms have a very long shelf-life.

Care for superworm
Put them in a durable plastic container with approx. 3" of wheat bran or peat moss as substrate. It is not necessary to have a lid as long as the container is at least 6" deep. Put a fresh slice of potato (cut side down), carrot, squash, or pumpkin in with the worms. Whichever you use, take the old slice out every two days and replace it with a fresh slice. Also, remove any moldy substrate and replenish with fresh as needed.


Why are some of my worms all white and squishy?
These are just superworms (larvae) that have just molted - as with other insects, superworms periodically shed their exoskeleton. They simply lack the brown chitinous rings that you see on superworms that have not molted. These are much easier for aro to chew and to digest which is why we always recommend offering these as food whenever possible. These are a great way to help tempt stubborn feeders to eat!


Can superworms harbor any type of diseases?
As with any feeder insect, it is possible for superworms to harbor a variety of diseases - although this rarely happens. If your superworms come into contact with contaminated fecal matter they can pass along diseases to your aro. It is also possible for superworms to harbor things such as bacterial and viral infections as well. Bacterial problems often start when housed in a moldy/damp environment for example.


Nutrition Facts
Serving per size: 1 Larve abt 2 inch

Amount per serving:
Mositure: 60%
Fiber: 6.8%
Protein: 17.4%
Fat: 17.9%
Not a significant source of Vitamin D3 or Calcium

Cricket (Acheta Domesticus)

Care for cricket
The egg flats can be used for crawling and/or hiding space. Alternatively, provide paper towel tubes, or even crumpled newspaper.

Moisten a cotton ball or provide a slice of high moisture fruit, like an orange. In all cases, change the water source daily to promote good health. Any dry non-sugar coated cereal, like corn flakes or bran flakes will be adequate. Place the food on the bottom of the aquarium, in the opposite corner from the water source. Always keep the food and water separated. Do not use any pesticides or hang any pest strips anywhere in the house. Crickets are very sensitive to the presence of these products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving per size: 1 Cricket

Amount per serving:
Mositure: 74%
Ash: 1%
Protein: 18%
Fat: 6%
Other: 1%
Not a significant source of Vitamin D3 or Calcium