Meal worm Kits

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by bnewns, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. bnewns

    bnewns Songster

    Apr 18, 2012
    Wilmington, CA
    50 adult beetles and over 300 meal worms in various sizes
    Wheat Bran Flakes

    You will need a plastic container and 2lbs wheat bran flakes (Wholefoods and Sprouts has it in Bins for around .79lb) sliced carrots, potato or other vegetable matter
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013

  2. I will be posting feedback, but I also wanted to comment of here how pleased I was to do business with this seller. I have all the info I need to start my meal worm farm and receive the healthy worms and beetles in the mail today. Thank you!
  3. bnewns

    bnewns Songster

    Apr 18, 2012
    Wilmington, CA
    Thank you for the feedback. It was a pleasure doing business with you!
  4. woodardschicken

    woodardschicken In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2013
    How fast do they produce and how often do you ad fresh nes?
  5. bnewns

    bnewns Songster

    Apr 18, 2012
    Wilmington, CA
    they reproduce constantly one beetle will lay 200 to 400 eggs during her lifetime. I usually add fresh food once or twice a week, depending how many and a handful or mash each wee.k
  6. I'm having lots of fun with my meals worms! They are very entertaining! Thanks again!!
  7. bbsnooks

    bbsnooks Songster

    Nov 14, 2012
    Hello.. ,
    This looks like a great deal.. Is S&H included in that price?

    also .. I wonder if you could put a little comment about the three photo's..
    I think your just showing an example of what is sent with the kit.. but not sure. . especially in the 3rd photo..

  8. Demosthine

    Demosthine Songster

    Jun 26, 2012
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I'll answer the question for him. In the third photo, the large bag at the bottom is wheat bran. It's the main source of food for the mealworms and acts as the substrate that they crawl through. The beetles also lay their eggs in it. The top left container has the mealworms in it. The three large, brown ovals are potatoes. That is the water source for the worms. They will latch on to the cut surface and "drink" from it. This is vitally important, regardless of being shipped or in their container for a permanent colony. The top right container will have the beetles in it. From what I've observed, the beetles don't seem to be attracted to the water source they same way beetles are, but they still need some water. My understanding is that they also prefer laying their eggs in a protective space, so the layer in between the paper towels will be ideal for them. Either way, that collection of beetles in the second photo is underneath the paper towel.

    Depending on your location, WinCo is an excellent source for the wheat bran. It's only 43c per pound at my local store. Many places, including my feed store, were twice as expensive or more.
  9. 1brandy tim2

    1brandy tim2 In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2013
    Anyone around the north ga area know where the best place to get the wheat bran for the best price? We don't have a win co that I know of...
  10. flea4leah

    flea4leah In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2013
    Would you be willing to trade a couple of adult ducks for maybe 2 kits. You could get a male and female or just males or just females. They like to breed and reproduce but if you have a coop you can eat there eggs.

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