WILD HABITAT Mealworms live where they are surrounded by what they eat - under rocks, logs, animal burrows and in stored grains.
FOOD The larvae eat decaying leaves, sticks, grasses and new plant growth. They also eat dead insects and grains. They clean up after plants and animals. They can be found anywhere where there are “leftovers”.
PREDATORS Many predators eat mealworms including rodents, lizards, beetles, spiders, and birds.
DID YOU KNOW? A female can lay up to 500 eggs at a single time. Mealworms are high in protein and low in fat and taste like slivered almonds. You can buy mealworms at a pet store. Mealworms do not drink water.