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Mealworm question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TM Chickens, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Alabama
    How long can meal worms hibernate in the fridge? I've got a lot more than our chickens can eat, so I want to save some for later.
     

  2. I've had worms in my fridge for several months. Some died, but most would begin moving again once they warmed up!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    they will last a long time...
    just every so often bring them out to room temp and feed them...then put them back in the fridge..
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  4. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Alabama
    Thanks everyone!
     
  5. Andi

    Andi Songster

    Is that meal worms like in the kind you get for going fishing with? What do you feed them?
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    You want to pull them out about every 3 or 4 weeks. Throw in some potatoes, carrots, crumbles, but most importantly is the moisture. Let them eat on that for a few hours before placing them back in the fridge. I usually leave them out for about 24 hours so that some of the beatles will lay some eggs so that I can keep the cycle going.
     

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