At Le Nichoir we go through a lot of mealworms during the year. We use fresh meal worms at the Centre because we have the facilities to keep them but these dried mealworms are great for the backyard bird feeder as a special treat. They are especially appreciated by chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, robins and woodpeckers during the winter months. They are a great source of protein and a few go a long way.
It sometimes takes the birds some time to catch on that the non wiggling variety of mealworms are actually food. We suggest at first scattering a few around the feeder and to be patient. Once accustomed, the birds will eat them enthusiastically.