Need help with my Meal Worms, Please.

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Okay...Soo i'm trying out raising my own meal worms for my birds and the boys fishing. i am STILL confused though. i dont know if i leave the beetles in with the mealworms..will they eat them? also..i seem to have several stages of growth going on in mine. I have mealworms,light brown beetles, black beetles (whats the differance in these?...age?)..i have beetle larve...UGH! do i have to seperate these growth stages? and how in the heck do i do that? right now they are in a small tote..i need to put them in a bigger one...do i just toss them all in the new tote with the dirty stuff/waste also? because isnt that where the eggs will be? heeeeelp! [​IMG] heres the pic of my diaster!! what do i do?

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I had to response because you are way down here. I have no help for you but....bumparoony
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never could figure it all out, so after waiting for a couple months and still nothing after the black beetle stage, I dumped the whole shebang into the chicken coop.
    The chickens had a ball chasing the bugs around.
    But Im gonna watch this and maby Ill try again if there is any good advise out there.
     
  5. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I have never done this but I read about it recently and the beetles are supposed to stay because they produce more meal worms. I just ordered some but they haven't come yet
     
  6. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    We just started meal worms, my mom knows more than me, but I think she said you put an apple? in the tote/container you have them in to draw the adult beetles out and separate them from the worms.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:well..go ask mom for me! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Quote:well..go ask mom for me! [​IMG]

    well she is at work now, she will be home in about 30 min I will show her this post then [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    THANKS!! [​IMG]
     
  10. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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