Mealworms (23-30mm) are the larvae of the Tenebrio molitar beetle. Their diet is vegetarian which means they are safe to feed to animals and birds without passing on the potentially fatal diseases which may be present in offal-fed larvae such as maggots. They are a clean odourless and relatively inexpensive livefood, rich in protein and easy to store. Popular as livefoods for many species of aviary and garden birds. Bobbin the robin, Diedre the blue tit, Biff the blackbird and Georgie the great tit including Jenny the wren all feed off these worms giving them bundles of energy ! These wrigglies are live but are far far better for feeding the birds with than the dried variety and with patience you will soon be feeding your garden birds from your hand like Jim