Meal worm Malay

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by [email protected], Apr 23, 2009.

  1. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took some video of my 1 week old Bantams eating meal worms. The little ones went crazy over their treat [​IMG]

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  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find it hilarious how they get one in there beak and run around as the others chase them......Catch me if you can [​IMG]
     
  3. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please tell me the diffrence between meal worms and regular worms you can find in the yard
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute!
     
  5. wishful suburbanite

    wishful suburbanite Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I think meal worms are a beetle larva. If you let them grow up they turn into something like that. They've also got kind of a shell and don't have slime.
     
  6. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mealworms are larva of the mealworm beetle.

    Earthworms, red wrigglers, and other types of garden worms are in their adult form.

    I can't wait until the [email protected] crickets come for my garden this year. I am going to miss seeing as many praying mantis, though. They loved all the crickets in my garden.
     
  7. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are found in and feed on grains, like wheat.

    Meal worms are also easy to raise, all you need to do is put some oatmeal in a coffee can and throw some meal worms and put the lid back on with a couple of small holes in it [​IMG]
     

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