There are several benefits of buying mealworm food. Providing the right nutrients to live mealworm diets means they stay healthier and live for longer. If you want to keep mealworms for a long period -- for example if you are buying them in bulk for your garden -- properly feeding them helps you do this.
Mealworms with the correct diet and kept in the right conditions can live for up for 2 weeks in storage. This saves you money and time in the long-run, giving you a live bird food supply that lasts for longer.
Another key benefit of using mealworm food is that it ensures your birds consume the proper nutrients too. Wild birds need protein and fat, which livefoods such as mealworm larva can provide them with. When mealworms are properly fed, garden birds that feed on them are more likely to absorb more nutrients from the larvae.
Ensuring birds have access to high protein food sources is essential during breeding and fledgling seasons especially, when birds feed mealworms to their young. Birds in the nest need more protein than at other times in their life because they are growing feathers. Because of this, properly feeding mealworms is highly important to supporting birds' needs. Birds that eat mealworms that have been properly fed will be more likely to survive.