All the work paid off!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ace_king_brahma, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After taking the advice from several good posts here I tried raising mealworms. I have pupa and beetles hitting plague proportions here! I was about to ask today when I should start finding baby mealworms. I decided to clean the boxes first and I was about to remove a rotted apple when for the heck of it I split it open. And what do I find? A mess of baby mealworms chewing about in it!
     
  2. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to raise mealworms, but don't think I could get past the beetles! I can butcher an animal, but cringe at the beetles!
     
  3. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! [​IMG] Your chickens will love you!
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

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    I'm just starting to try to raise my own mealworms too. So far none of the worms have changed into beetles, and it's been several weeks. Theyre just chowing down on the dry oatmeal and apples/zuchini.
     
  5. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hehe well if you really want to raise them you'll find a way around that issue. The beetles I think look very striking when they first bust free of the pupa. They are white with a golden head. They later turn brown or red then black to dark brown.
     
  6. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sure they will once these puppies get big enough.
     
  7. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of container is good for them? I saw a plastic bucket for bait at wally-world, would that do? I wanna try it too, but am kinda concerned about keeping beetles/mealworms in the house. (ewwwwwwyyyyyyyyy)
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can some one teach me how to raise mealworms mabe pm me that would be soooo cool!!
     
  9. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know what else to say except give them some time. Maybe check the tempature in their container. Mine are in a nice warm spot and I put a heat lamp on them for a little while a day just an hour or two. I started getting pupa 2nd week. Also sometimes mine pupate in the bran.
     
  10. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just use those plastic shoe boxes/storage boxes from a dollar store. I drill holes in the lid and fill it with the bedding and worms.

    LOL I don't keept them in the house either mainly due to the fact I don't want them getting into the pantry. And it's easier to just keep them at the shop as well.
     
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