What is the scientific name for mealworms?

Answer According to the Teachers Network, the scientific name of the commonly called "mealworm" is Tenebrio molitor. A mealworm, or "golden grub" according to the Sialis website, is the larvae of a darkli... Read More »

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What do mealworms eat?

Mealworms eat a variety of foods including dry wheat and oat bran, chicken mash, slices of apples, potatoes and carrots. Replace fruits and vegetables when they begin to dry or mold. Use mealworms ... Read More »

Where do mealworms come from?

According to the Center for Insect Science Education Outreach at the University of Arizona, mealworms are the wormlike larval stage of a small, hard-shelled black beetle, known as the darkling beet... Read More »

Can mealworms see?

Mealworms, the larva of darkling beetles (Tenebrio molitor), possess underdeveloped sensory organs, including very tiny eyes and shortened antennae. Since their main purpose, in larva form, is to e... Read More »

Do hampsters eat mealworms?

The everyday diet of a hamster--often a commercial seed mixture--can safely be supplemented with a variety of food options, including mealworms. Mealworms are a good source of protein and provide a... Read More »