I've been raising mealworms for years now. After a pause, and we started over, the last mealworms we bought were in June 2015. Since then we've been raising several generations. But keep thinking I'm spending too much time managing them. Wonder if I can share some of my process and can those more experienced, let me know what you think I can do better? First, I only use wheat bran as bedding. At some point 5? years ago, I think I got a 'bad' bag of wheat bran and we started getting moths in the house. I tried catching them, but it got out of hand and I bombed the house with insecticide. That solved that, but as much as we went way beyond the directions to prep the house, etc. our dog got sick after that, likely from the bomb. She recovered, but that almost scared me off gowing mealworms. But then I learned to freeze the bran. Been doing that and haven't seen a moth since. (I just leave as much of the bran in the freezer as I can, till my wife complains. Besides the bran, for a while I was getting boxes of 'deer apples' from a nearby farm stand - the older apples with bruises, etc. I'd cut them up and put them in with the worms. Even at $5 for a large box, i was thinking it was getting pricey. I keep debating just buying live or dead worms - would that be more cost efficient. I like the growing experience so I'm doing that for now. I've moved away from the apples to the left overs of kale and spinach that we get at costco. I make breakfasts / lunch salads for my wife and use those. At the end of the week or 2, there's usually left over kale and spinach and I throw them in with the worms. So some of the places I think I'm wasting time: I manually rummage through the large plastic tray to get the big worms and put them in the fridge till I need them. that's tedious. Also, I manually pull out the pupaes and put them in another tray with bran to start the cycle over again. Also tedious to look for each and grab them. Over time, the tray gets LOADS of frass. I've gotten a metal strainer that I've sifted out the frass. But wonder if there's eggs in there so I leave the frass in another tray for a few weeks to see if there's anything. Sometimes there is a few. Not worth the trouble, but I'm afraid this'll be the time there's loads of eggs. So I got rid of the frass that way,. But there's loads of old skins in there with the worms and food. Do you just leave that alone? Somewhere in the threads here someone mentioned that the canibalism I feared isn't really an issue if you keep them well fed? that's good to know! Some people talk of stacked trays with screens on the bottom of the top ones. Eggs fall through to the 2nd tray? My thinking is that the frass will fall through. Through all this, do you just ignore the old skins, dead beetles, etc? How do you get the grown mealworms out of the trays other than manually? I saw someone here talk of newspaper? I am trying that - just laying some sheets on top of the bedding / food / worms. That gets some, but no way does it make any kind of a dent in the process. THANKS IN ADVANCE!