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    Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could help me with mario worms, I have 4 Leopard Geckos who are on a mixed diet of hoppers and brown crickets, they get fed every 2-3days on rotation (upto 10 bugs each depending how hungry they are) I got some mario worms and the Geckos love them..how many and how often can I feed them Mario worms.

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    I am not quite sure about Mario worms... is there a diference between Mario worms and Super worms??? are they the same??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskia View Post
    I am not quite sure about Mario worms... is there a diference between Mario worms and Super worms??? are they the same??
    Hi Saskia. thanx for replying, I think myself that they are near enough the same is just they have different fat content (I Think) sure they are different names in different countrys.
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    can you provide a link with mario worms and what they look like? we might know thrm as a different name? also in pet industry worms are hugely sold
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    yes they can be fed GIANT MEALWORMS on occasion
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    I found this chart stating nutrional values of each worm
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    look at the feeder forums a mario worm is actually a giant meal worm theres a sticky in the feeder section on meal worms there not good as a staple because calcium to phosphorus is off i cant explain but if you read itll say why
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    lol the age old debate, my geckos have no calcium deficiency and they eat super worms a lot and dubias, i dust the worms but not the roaches cuz the roaches are fed a very good gut load

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    Thanks for all the replys, Can someone tell me what is a safe amount to give my geckos in a single feed and how often can they be given

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    I usualy go by scientific names because there is no mistake there, and it is international!! It appears to me that Mario worms are actually super worms (Zophoba morio), I believe they are more nutricious that regular mealworms (tenebrio molitor), they are higher iin protein, but also higher in fat.... they could be considered an ocasional treat!
    The safest would be to go with crickets (Achetus domesticus) since they are easier to digest and are lower in fat....
    In a single fed it is pretty much the gecko the one that will tell you how much, many breeders provide their geckos with as much food as they want, of course, if you are going to feed them, use your common sense, for example, if you are giving it mealworms, shouldn't be more that 14, superworms, shouldn't be more than 3, crickets, shouldn't be more than 12..... this is for adult geckos, normal weight, healthy....
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