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Super worms in the tank

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by M0718, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. M0718

    M0718 New Member

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    hi was wondering if it’s ok just to put a handful of super worms in my tegus tank? He’s about 2 feet long his tank has about 8inchs of cypress multch, and other substrate. I just want to put them in there to give home something to do while I’m working
  2. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    A great idea to keep him busy. My concern is accidental ingestion of mulch, which could prove dangerous.
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  3. M0718

    M0718 New Member

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    Yeah maybe not a good idea then, maybe next tank clean I’ll stop useing cypress mulch and just go dirt and sand I just really hate the mess from it
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    Zyn Well-Known Member

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    How big is he might want to transition to whole prey like pinks and fuzzies isn’t much nutrition in super outside the first month or so

    Edit: yeah I think at 2 feet it’s time to move on from insects
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    M0718 New Member

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    He eats all that as well and then some , the worms were just going to be put in the tank for him to hunt and something to do well I’m at work.
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    bocacash Member 5 Year Member

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    One additional thing to consider...super worms eventually, if not eaten, turn into beetles ! In their case...something called a Darkling Beetle which does not smell good...AND has legs ! They can, and will, climb mesh, wire, wood and escape ! This may or may not be a problem for you.
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    I was wondering if the worms or beetles could be dangerous for a tegu? Expecially a young one, like 30-45 cm.
    And how big is the chance that they will become a plague in your enclosure?