Mealworm colony

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by boomdiddyah, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. boomdiddyah

    boomdiddyah Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! Wanting to start a mealworm colony for my hens. Has anybody else done this?

    I've watched some youtube videos on various method, but most involve physically separating the pupae one by one. I think the idea is to remove them before they're cannibalized by the worms..

    Has anybody else come up with a more efficient system?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Check out the links in the first page of the thread ChickenCanoe posted, you can learn all that you need to know to get started there. You don't have to separate pupae, most people don't. Cannibalism in this species is negligible, especially if they are fed properly.
     

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