Mealworms are a type of larval form from the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor. They are used for a food source for reptiles, fish, pets and wild birds. Now that everyone is geared up for the upcoming fishing season to start, mealworms can also be put in the bird feeders in the spring to attract a variety of birds, but particularly the favorite bird food for the blue bird. It is not recommended to feed birds over 200 mealworms a day, as it is not a complete diet for them. It is important to provide fresh bird seedfor nutritional value.
Some other bird species that are attracted to mealworms:
*Robins *Wrens *Chickadees *Creepers
*Catbirds *Grackles *Woodpeckers *Grosbeaks
*Tangers *Sparrows *Brown Thrashers *Mockingbirds
*Warblers *Finches *Vireos *Field Sparrows
*Orioles *Cardinals *Juncos *Indigo Buntings
*Kinglets *Blackbirds *Nuthatches *Rufuse-Sided-Towhees
Mealworms come either live or dried. To avoid the larvae growing Some use to use dried mealworms.
You don’t need an expensive feeder to offer mealworms. Tuna or cat food cans, butter dishes, small containers will usually work.