Yes, another mealworm question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sjisty, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    My mealworms are getting nice and big and juicy looking. How do I harvest them? Sifting them from the wheat bran looks to be a difficult project. Picking them out by hand (ewwww) is going to take forever! Any suggestions?
     
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can place a piece of folded heavy paper, like a brown paper grocery bag, on top of the substrate (i.e. bran). The larger mealworms that are starting to think about pupating tend to make their way to the surface of the substrate and like to wiggle their way in between the layers of the folded paper. You can then just pick up the piece of paper by the ends, and dump out the harvested worms.
     
  3. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you email me how to got into harvesting mealworms. I think I would like to try this for my chickens. Is it hard? Does it cost alot?
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    dacdeihl - I sent you an e-mail. Good luck!
     

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