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I’m pleased to hear that you are ‘aware of the calcium phosphate imbalance of mealworms’. I am not psychic, so do not know in advance who knows about the problems with mealworms and who does not, so made allowance for that – but it seems you did not notice that I had included in my reply: “Apologies if you already know all that”.

The important thing is that my post may be read by others who do not know about the problems with mealworms and so still be of help to hedgehogs in general.

By the way, mealworms, being the larvae of a particular kind of insect, are grubs, which are otherwise known as insect larvae, even if not all grubs are mealworms. But I repeat that other insect larvae (or grubs) may also be problematical and it is safer to stick to cat/dog food or meaty hog food – as recommended by both BHPS and Hedgehog Street.