It's easy to raise mealworms but they do smell. I do it the simple way with a 20 gallon tank with a couple of inches of bran in the bottom and apple slices, sweet potatoes or carrots for moisture. I keep them in a closet because it gets so hot here and they don't seem to thrive in the humidity. There is some really great info. on here and some helpful Youtube videos. I don't take very good care of my worms so I'm certainly no expert but my girls do gobble them up and it makes them happy. Your husband is so sweet! I think if we had fewer dogs, my husband would be a little more interested in the other animals. We have four dogs and they follow him everywhere, which can be a little overwhelming at times. Plus, two of them sleep with us along with a cat or two. I am a big wildlife lover and volunteer feeding squirrels and birds at a rehab center. I was out of town when he found a dead mama opossum with three tiny babies clinging to her. He picked them off, wrapped them in a towel and rushed them to the wildlife center. Not something he would normally do but he knew it would matter to me. It's nice when you find a keeper, isn't it? We did flood but we are used to it because we have a sunken living room. They cancelled school on Monday so we all spent the day with the wet vac, sump pump and mops. Cable guy just left so we have TV again. We lost a tree in the back but overall it wasn't too bad and all animals are safe. We have an eastern screech owl nest in our backyard and I was worried sick about the two babies. They not only made it, they have left the nest and are learning to fly! The sun has come back out and everything is brilliant green and blooming, if still a little soggy.