Mealworm Starter Set

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  1. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mealworm Starter Sets are back in stock!

    If you're interested in raising mealworms for your chickens or pets, here's a great way to get started.

    The Mealworm Starter Set includes almost everything you'll need to raise these nutritious treats. You'll receive two 6 qt containers with screen vents installed, wheat bran (approx. 1.5 lbs.), 1000 (1200 including 20% overcount) medium sized mealworms, 50 (60 including 20% overcount) freshly morphed, ready-to-lay beetles, and an information sheet. All you need to add when you receive them is a moisture source, like carrots or potatoes. Your chickens will love you! big_smile The cost is only $25 plus actual cost shipping via USPS Priority Mail (depends on your ZIP code, ranges between $6.33 and $18.71).

    Light Mealworm Starter Set: For those who live a long ways away, or who otherwise prefer, I will also sell the set without the containers and bran, but with a section of screen, if you want to use your own containers and food, for $15 plus $4.80 postage USPS Priority Mail shipped anywhere in the U.S. (48 states).

    PM me regarding purchasing a Light Mealworm Starter Set, as this specific listing is for the full Mealworm Starter Set.

    Note: The included image is actually the Jumbo Beetle Starter Set, NOT the Mealworm Starter Set, but it gives you a rough idea of about what you'll get. See text for details of what's actually included.

    Also Note: The auction listing software does not allow me to list a range of shipping costs, so see text for details.
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I received a starter set from you, probably in September (it seems like forever ago). Today when I checked I have a bazillion tiny mealworms! I have never been so excited about worms before - my chickies are going to be so happy - Thanks for helping me start my mealworm colonies!

    By the way, is there anything special I should put in the bins for them to eat?
     
  3. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great that your mealworm colony is taking off! Thanks for letting me know. Your worms will need some moisture source, in addition to the bran. I use carrot slices. Some people use potatoes. I've found that if you cut the carrot slices thin, like around 1/8 inch thick, then the worms will completely consume the carrot in a day or two, decreasing risk of mold and saving you the time of having to fish out the old carrot piece. You'll get a feel for how often you need to add another piece.
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I want to add a "positive feedback" but am not sure how to do it. [​IMG]

    Bugs, worms and birds are all very happy. [​IMG]
     
  5. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I'm glad things are going well. If you actually buy through the auction, there is a way to leave feedback. However, most of my worms and starter sets are actually sold outside the auction, via PM's. I'm not sure how feedback is given in those cases, except like your kind comments. [​IMG]
     
  6. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you need to keep them inside the house or can you keep them in a garage?
     
  7. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how cold it gets where you live, and how warm your garage is. They do best in the 70's - 80's. Cooler temps will cause their cycle/growth to slow down some. And of course you don't want them to freeze. I keep mine in cabinets in my garage. It doesn't get too cold here.
     

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