Use this feeder with dried mealworms during the winter months when insect protein is not usually available. Or, live mealworms during the warmer months. The feeder has a wire mesh base and a dome cover to keep the food dry and mould free.
Mealworms 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 dried variety of mealworms are actually food. We suggest scattering a few around the feeder and to be patient. Once accustomed, the birds will eat them enthusiastically.
Live mealworms will be immediately snatched up.
The feeder can also be used as a seed feeder year round.