Superworms are accepted by lizards, turtles, frogs, salamanders, birds, koi and other insectivorous animals. Their tendency to bite with strong mandibles can pose a danger to pets, but this can be averted by crushing the head.
Their nutritional values are similar to those of mealworms, so it is possible that supplementation with calcium is necessary if they are used as a staple food item. In some cases they are preferred over mealworms due to their softer exoskeleton, making them more digestible to some reptiles. The larvae are odor-free (but the beetles possess a pungent chemical defense that may be released when overprovoked), and can be easily contained, making them ideal for raising at home to feed a collection of captive insectivores.