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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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I was thinking of breeding mealworms for food, I know it sounds really discusting but I think it would be good to do. Does anyone do this or do they have any advise or ideas for me?
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Nah,it isn't disgusting.

I have never done it,but it is quite easy.You need a few beetles,they are darkling beetles BTW adn usually if you leave them,with food and everything,they will just breed themselves.

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Thanks, can you buy the beetles or do you have to buy the meal worms and wait for them to turn into them?


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Thanks, can you buy the beetles or do you have to buy the meal worms and wait for them to turn into them?
I have never heard of anyone being able to buy the beetles,but trust me after a few days you will be guaranteed to have some beetles in with your mealies.It always happens when I buy mealworms...I just put the beetles outside.




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I've heard that you don't need a lid for your box as the worms can't get out, but can the beetles?


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I've heard that you don't need a lid for your box as the worms can't get out, but can the beetles?
I'm sure the beetles would find a way out so I'd definitely get a lid, IMO.




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Yeah,the mealies don't need a lid,but beetles have wings and I am sure if they wanted to,they could find their way out.




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I keep my mealworms in the fridge...it slows down them metamorphasizing (sp?)...i only end up with the odd beetle...most stay as worms

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I've heard that you don't need a lid for your box as the worms can't get out, but can the beetles?


- I often use mealworms to feed my Sugar Gliders.... and let me tell you that some of the larger worms can crawl out of their dish.


... I would not have believed it - if I had not seen it with my own eyes.


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