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    Mealworm Farm

    Hey Guys,

    I wanted to share a few pictures of my Mealworm farm that i have started about... 3 months ago or so.

    This is what i use as containers.
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    What i did is that i bought 3000 Large Mealworm from Super Cricket to start my far.
    What i use as bedding is Chicken Laying Pellets, way cheaper than Oat or Bran.

    So after a bit i started to get pupas and then they turned into those guys.
    I have about 500 more or less.
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    And the beetle they lay eggs.
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    What you see here is the eggs that are glued to the bottom of one of the drawers, there is maybe 5 times more in the grains.

    I will post pictures of my tiny worms that i have later on.
    If anyone need tip and tricks i can share my experience no problem :)

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    Click here to enlarge I'll stick to micro worms and bbs
    ​ DIRTY 4 LIFE
    Once you go dirt, you never go back!!!!!

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    O how the girlfriend would kill me if I did that haha

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Goldie Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge I'll stick to micro worms and bbs
    Why ? this is awesome !
    I love to watch them change and grow... but that's me.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by komodo182 Click here to enlarge
    O how the girlfriend would kill me if I did that haha
    Well my wife don't like that very much but it's free food :)
    And one thing that you guys need to know... all those black beetle can fly, yes but as long as there is food (Bedding) and a source of water (carrot, potato) they will stay there and don't fly away.

    I've never had any escapee.

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    haha looks like fun,
    I might give it a try, though I don't have much that'll eat them.... ah well

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    I used to breed mealworms, white worms and crickets myself. The girlfriend really hated those. Surprisingly, she hated the white worms the most

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ruolong Click here to enlarge
    And one thing that you guys need to know... all those black beetle can fly, yes but as long as there is food (Bedding) and a source of water (carrot, potato) they will stay there and don't fly away.

    I've never had any escapee.
    Blah! Not in my house! Maybe if I had a garage, that would be about as close as they would get..... I use those drawers for the kids art supplies and they are not sealed.... I think I would forever have nightmares of them crawling on me Click here to enlarge

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    haha awesome. I have done the same with super worms and have just now started to see the new baby worms develop. I agree that it has been fun to watch them pupate and change from stage to stage. I too posted a thread on this and grossed out many people her eon the forums LOLOLOL!!!!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Small Fry Click here to enlarge
    haha awesome. I have done the same with super worms and have just now started to see the new baby worms develop. I agree that it has been fun to watch them pupate and change from stage to stage. I too posted a thread on this and grossed out many people her eon the forums LOLOLOL!!!!!
    Hahahhha

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    GROSS

    SICK

    WURMS

    BEETLES

    FLYING INSECTS

    YUK

    So now there's two people who's houses I'm not visitng.. LOL... Andrew and Rene... Not without a very large can of RAID!! hahahaha

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    This is really kool, thanks for sharing

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    Me who wanted to snag you to come and setup my 90 G, bummer Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by carriej Click here to enlarge
    GROSS

    SICK

    WURMS

    BEETLES

    FLYING INSECTS

    YUK

    So now there's two people who's houses I'm not visitng.. LOL... Andrew and Rene... Not without a very large can of RAID!! hahahaha

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    LOL...

    If they didn't fly it wouldn't be so terrifying. Bugs are fine...until they start flying around.

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    Well no more bug problem....
    I had to destroy the farm.

    Problem: Grain Mites.

    Solution: Destroy Farm, check.

    So this same problem happened to me about 2 months ago or so and i had to rinse and freeze 1/2 of my worms.
    And i told me gf that if this happen again that i will stop the farm, which i did.

    I will still buy mealworm but freeze them instead.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by carriej Click here to enlarge
    LOL...

    If they didn't fly it wouldn't be so terrifying. Bugs are fine...until they start flying around.

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    What is a grain mite?

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    Google it. it's pest ! a #^#$^&#%^@#$%#*^$%^&@^$# pest !
    It kills adult mealworm as well as beetles.
    So i had to kill all my mealworm because of that.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by carriej Click here to enlarge
    What is a grain mite?

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    that's too bad, Click here to enlarge

    In case you didn't know, meal worms will stay alive refrigerated for weeks, I used to keep them in my fridge for geckos and some of my less domesticated hedgehogs.
    so (If she'll let you keep them in the fridge) an order will last a long time.
    just let them sit at room temp for a bit and back to life they wiggle

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