Mealworm farming with eggshells???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by spicedoubt, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. I read about folks feeding oyster shells to their mealworm colony for higher calcium levels. Has anyone tried giving their colony eggshells for the same effect?
     
  2. flickerloo

    flickerloo Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure that mealworms would even touch eggshells unless they were finely powdered and mixed in with the bran or coated on slices of broccoli
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. Thank you for link.
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I pound out washed & dried egg shells, the mealworms love them. I started Aug 21st with 1100 in a single plastic bin, go so much beetles now with pupa and very few mealworms. Deciding if I want to separate the beetles from the colony but have yet to find a good "sifter".
     

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