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post #191 of 208
Good job. Your patience is about to pay off.
Questions are always welcome.
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Questions are always welcome.
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post #192 of 208
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Originally Posted by lovemealworms View Post

Good job. Your patience is about to pay off.

Thank you so much for all the advice! I'll be sifting my other drawer tomorrow....I might get worms before 4 months because it's getting warmer. .. I'll be dreaming worms tonight...
post #193 of 208


Good job! I'm so happy to hear that they're doing well and thriving!  Mine have been a little neglected lately, I've been super busy and I'm the only one who takes care of them.  I need to get back to it this weekend! 

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Good job! I'm so happy to hear that they're doing well and thriving!  Mine have been a little neglected lately, I've been super busy and I'm the only one who takes care of them.  I need to get back to it this weekend! 
I hope you can get yours going good. I almost dumped mine out because I waited for 4 months and had nothing. I'm just so excited that I have worms now. Mugs husband kept teasing me about doing all this work and I didn't have anything. I even came so close to buying more worms.lol This feels really rewarding. I still can't download the pictures. But you know what the little worms look like.
post #195 of 208

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.

post #196 of 208

I have a question as to why my mealworm pulpae are not turning into beetles.  It has been at least a month of harvesting pulpae and separating them into their own bin.  They are just turning black and dying.

What am I doing wrong?

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I don't understand why my mealworm pulpa are not turning into beetles after a month of harvesting them and separating them into a different drawer.

I am using the 3 drawer system and I have many dead pulpa and no beetles.

 

Can you advise?

 

Cindy

post #198 of 208

Have you tried adding moisture? That would be the only thing I could think of beside from temperature.

 

Wish I could be more help!

post #199 of 208


Thank you for advice.  I have added a damp sponge for moisture.  Since they don't eat or move I did not put a food source in the drawer.  I did add some bedding material.   Out of hundreds of pulpa,  there are probably 1/4 dead now.

post #200 of 208

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.

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