onafixedincome ~ "I think, anyway! Hanna and Amy, how long will the de-beetled bedding need to sit before I can be reasonably sure there will be no larvae forthcoming? So far, my beetles are like kids in sixth grade--"It's a member of the opposite sex--RUN!" Sheesh" Honestly....I have found it to be several weeks! The container I have in the oven (keeping warm with the light on 24/7) now has worms pupating with 2 already morphed into beetles (starting my 3rd generation) AND still many very small wormies. I strained the frass out yesterday before adding more substrate and was totally surprised by the number and size of the wee ones. Unless you keep your house temp above 80 degrees, I'd sift it out into a smaller container and let it sit for another month. ALTHOUGH (cause there's always other options .... teehee) sift it gently and just don't worry about it. I'm a bit OCD about them and am willing to give all contents time to prove itself to be void of wormie life!!