Mealworms farming - Page 20
I just got my meal worms a few days ago and think I might be hooked.
I've read a lot of good advice here. All the helpfulness is great! I do have some questions, sorry if any are repeats.
So I started with 5000 on oats with veggies for moisture. My house rarely hits 70, we are at the coast so its humid by most standards. Overnight lows around 60. I want to treat 40 chickens daily (1/8 cup each maybe). But now I think I want to sell a few as well, I can't believe how pricey they are.
Can you give me any direction as to how many more I would need and how long it might take to get there? Thanks in advance.
I recently bought 45,000 meal worms and am having quite a bit of dead loss. But I am not sure how much would be normal for that large of colony. Or am I doing something wrong also?
I keep the pupa on a paper towel and covered with a paper towel. Some turn crunchy and black. Especially when I just had a few. Now with a drawer full usually have 10 or more beetles a day.
Since I didn't have wheat bran yet they were bedded on chicken feed and I tried 1 with dog food. They did fine and loved the dog food but I don't recommend it as a whole drawer for bedding. It was greasy.
So will the meal worms or won't they take care of their own dead? I currently remove them and feed them out.