mealworms: mold in bran

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tymimo, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. tymimo

    tymimo Out Of The Brooder

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    A while back I bought a big bag of wheat bran with the intention of adding it to my mealworm container. I finally got around to it today and just as I was about to pour it in I noticed green mold on the bran. Can I sterilize the bran in the oven (20 minutes at 150 degrees) or should I just chuck the bran?

    tia,
     
  2. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would get ride of it but there should never be mold growing in your mealworms or they are being kept to moist
     
  3. tymimo

    tymimo Out Of The Brooder

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    So heating the bran in the oven won't kill the mold?
     
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