Want to Buy Live Meal worms (TN)

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  1. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to buy live meal worms to start my own bins. I had rather give my money to a BYC member than some wholesaler. From what I have been able to gather from the Internet the cool weather should not hurt them during shipping.

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    Brad
     
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started my meal worm bin last month.
    They turn into little buggs already and I 'm waiting for them to lay the eggs so I can start feeding my chickens some meal worms.
    I bought 2 tubs of mealworm at the petstore and went from there.
    There are a lot of site on the internet that tells you how to start.
    It goes pretty well with my bins.
    Goodluck. [​IMG]
     
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wanted to start a mealworm farm too, Brad....did you find any worms yet? Let me know how yours turns out.
    ~Rebecca
     
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Just go down to Petsmart. Unless you want to start with massive quantities....
     
  5. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    I have a mealworm farm and could spare you a few hundred to get you started, if you'd like. PM me or email at BYC username AT gmail.

    -Spooky
     
  6. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:UGH NO! Commercial petstore worms are dehydrated and halfway to dead by the time you open the package, not to mention overpriced. $5-6 for 100 worms? You've gotta be kidding me. I sell mine for $2.00/hundred and I raise mine in organic wheat/oat media with organic dry baby cereal for extra vitamins and fresh veggie and fruit scraps, when I sell them as bait. I'd offer them to BYC people for the cost of shipping 'em or do a trade.

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  7. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Well, it all depends on how grand one's mealworm raising plans are. [​IMG] I think $6 is a pretty good deal once you factor in cost for the worms AND cost for shipping.

    How much do you usually charge to ship 100?
     
  8. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Depends on how fast you want them [​IMG] Priority mail flat rate is $4.80, but I'd strongly suggest buying more than 100 if you plan to pay that because in the flat rate box, I could fit several thousand plus the packing and bubblewrap. First class mail for a 6 oz package is about $2.00. I put 'em in empty yogurt containers.

    If someone wanted just that few, I'd rather do some sort of trade or work some other deal out, because $3.50 almost isn't worth the PayPal fees [​IMG] I was just gonna send Linebacker some gratis, and still will if he wants them.

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  9. amazondoc

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    Well if I run out of what I've already got, I'll definitely keep you in mind. It sounds like you're worth checking out!
     
  10. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Do that. I have many totes full of mealworms, and other totes full of redworms and compost. I have very few quail (..for now..) and they're all getting fat [​IMG]

    I used to have sugar gliders, which is why I have a bizillion mealworms. I donate a lot of them to the wildlife rehab center, so shipping out a few to people on the forums isn't even going to put a dent in my supply.

    -Spooky
     

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