mealworms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tipuana38, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. tipuana38

    tipuana38 In the Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I've been wondering why we feed carrots or other water source to mealworms, when they can proliferate in grain silos etc without water.
    Anyone?
    thanks,Jacqui
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

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    So they don't cannabalize each other for moisture.
     
  3. tipuana38

    tipuana38 In the Brooder

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    My husband had spilt grain on his bedroom floor, and I have never seen such healthy large mealworms before!
    Am trying grain in some of my containers, so will try to ascertain numbers of worms in comparison to those with carrots. thanks
     
  4. Space Coast Mealworms

    Space Coast Mealworms In the Brooder

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    You're right - mealworms can take the moisture from the air if needed. The reason farmers use veggies is to obviously increase the amount of moisture, and to expedite the life cycle process. Worms can take up to 12 months to go through one cycle without added moisture, and as quick as 3 months with plenty of veggies and humidity!
     

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