Superworm Farming - Information, Tutorials and Questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by subhanalah, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subhanalah,

    Did your worms arrive?
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, they did. I have them in Tupper are containers with a heat passengers on top. I've separated some...We'll see how it goes!
     
  3. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI. Superworm beetles are much better at climbing out of plastc totes than mealworms. You will need s lid and ventilation for your superworm containers. Be prepared or you:( will have escapees appearing in unwanted places.
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I keep the lid on, the tub itself has homes drilled from when I was keeping baby snakes or invertebrates in them. Hopefully they don't find a place that they can chew out!
     
  5. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subhanalah,
    Do you have any pupa yet? I have hatched 30 beetles so far.This is generation 2 for me. I really should find out how much space breeding beetles need. Does anyone know the answerto this?
     
  6. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I'm still working on getting beetles, so couldn't say right now. I'm not sure superworms are for me, but we'll see if the offspring of these pupae I have can tolerate my conditions. As of right now, I'm just trying to feed the larva off before it all dies.

    Maybe superworms just aren't for me/my set up.
    I can always seem to keep the larva alive when they are just in the stuff they come from the pet store in. Probably have the wrong bedding/food/substrate. Booooo.
     
  7. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using wheat bran and making sure they have carrot every day. I've read that they are cannabalistic if they dont get enough moisture sourcek
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I would think being much bigger, and thus much 'juicier' lol...SW's would need more fluids than mealworms?
     
  9. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    NONE of the feed stores around here have wheat bran, it's frustrating to say the least.
    My meal worms are already beetles, I have some pupae of the superworms just saying my prayers and putting it in the hands of the One who controls everything!
    I need to get to the store for some wheat bran, but we are down to one car right now, so....it makes getting out to do stuff kind of difficult.
     
  10. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subhanalah,

    Do any of the feed stores in your area grind feed for farmers? If so they should have wheat bran. The lady at my feed s store special ordered it for me until I realized that they had it there in bulk. She just didnt know what it was. She didnt think to ask if wheat bran was the same as what they just calked bran. No kidding.
     

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