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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bloom_ss, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I just got my mealworm farm set up today and I am soooo excited!! [​IMG] I know some people get grossed out by bugs and stuff (my husband took one look at the mealworms and said that he never wants to see them again...LOL), but I think it is so neat that I can grow my own healthy treats for my girls and it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to do it. [​IMG] I know I'm not the first person to do this and I won't be the last, but I am so excited about it that I just HAD to share with someone since my hubby is way less than enthusiastic about it. LOL [​IMG]

    I bought my mealworms from Petco...a bit on the spendy side, but I wanted them today and didn't want to chance shipping with our freezing weather right now.

    Thanks to hannakat for the great thread on mealworm farming and for the idea of a three drawer system:
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    The middle drawer is empty at the moment since that will eventually house the smallest of the mealworms.

    The top drawer has the largest mealworms in it at the moment:
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    All of the mealworms in the top drawer appear to be in good health and with any luck they should pupate and turn into the beetles and then lay eggs. [​IMG]

    The bottom drawer has the medium size mealworms in it right now:
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    Some of these worms did not make it...the black ones that you can see in the picture are dead and I will be picking them out shortly. I will also be buying some small worms just so I can have some in all different stages of the life cycle. [​IMG] Thanks everyone for reading and thank all of you who have previously posted about your mealworm farms. Reading your posts has helped me tremendously in creating my own farm!! [​IMG]
     
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice looking set up you should join the mealworm thread!
     
  3. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know there are a few on here about mealworms. Could you post a link to the one you are talking about? [​IMG]
     
  4. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You make it look easy! I have been thinking about a mealworm farm myself. I am a bit familier with them as my son asked our neighbor if he could have one of his (It was food for his lizard) to "raise"....lol. It was pretty cool watching it go through it's different stages. Now you have my wheels turning! Congrats on your new little farm! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of doing this, too. Your set-up looks great!
     
  6. Momma on a Mission

    Momma on a Mission Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby actually asked me if we wanted to do this. I'm not sure that I'm ready yet.
     
  7. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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