Will heat lamp light kill my mealworm colony?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ScottN73, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. ScottN73

    ScottN73 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2012
    Madison, Ohio
    I'm raising a mealworm colony and understand that heat will help reproduction. I would like to use a heat lamp to provide extra heat since I'm keeping them in my semi cool basement for the winter. Since direct sunlight will kill them, will the light from the heat lamp harm them as well? Thanks in advance for any help!!
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    I think as long as u give them objects to crawl under and stay in the dark that will be fine. maybe some newspaper laid flat accross over the worms

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