Apr 05, 2020 - 02:14 PM
To care for them they need bedding for food (we use wheat bran, but you can also use whole barley if you like) at a shallow depth or they will get too moist at the bottom causing bacteria and fungus to grow on their grain. We keep them at 1.5" deep.
If you have a large rectangular Tupperware type bin, they will live very happily in there with the lid off.
They are a perfect size, you want roughly (not exactly) 30 square inches of surface area per 100 Superworms. For 500 that would be about 150 Square inches of surface area.
This is a nice container for 500: Sterilite 6 Quart Container
And this for 1000: Sterilite 8 Gallon Container You also need to sift out their castings at least once a week, you can do this with two bins and a large flour-type sifter. You can use inexpensive cat litter pans found at discount stores like the 99 cent store.
They need carrots 3 times a week for a water source. Potatoes tend to mold and will infect your grain causing your worms to get sick. They do best with roughly chopped carrots 3 times a week minimum, and to be kept warm. Have a look at this video, it shows the very best way to store them by keeping them shallow (1.5" deep) and a lot of bedding to Superworm ratio.