Originally Posted by chickengeorgeto
The bad news is that those things look like darkling beetles.
The good news is that those things look like darkling beetles.
Darkling beetles are adult meal worms!
However before you break out the Champagne read the link.
I am unable to believe that intelligent men and women will indiscriminately feed these things to their poultry.
I'm not 100% sure if this article applies, it is referring to one species of mealworm: Alphitobius diaperinus,
The type of mealworm that you get in Happy Hens I believe is Tenebrio molitor (again not 100% on this, but that is a question for the Happy Hens company)
Same family but different species. T molitor is safe and used as human food as well.
I will note that the nasty type, A diaperinus is found in the US, but this is not the kind that we would purchase.