This past week – in the interest of avian science – I conducted an experiment. I soaked a handful of dried meal worms in water (to make them softer), put them on a plate beside my feeder and nothing touched them. Well, I take that back, a curious squirrel had a taste. But no birds. My backyard birds will have nothing to do with dried meal worms. Yet, they sell thousands upon thousands of packs of freeze-dried beetle larvae every day at hardware and bird stores across the country.
I had read that fish liked them, but not our goldfish. They freaked out when Nancy tossed some in their tank outside. She had to reach in and retrieve the lifeless things.
I can’t imagine a single purpose for dried meal worms.
In my opinion, and in the interest of avian science, they are a huge waste of money.