Mealworms

bwhatch2

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botar,

yep, that did help. it almost seems to easy to be true. i will give it a try
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Arachnoprince
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Yes, they are real easy. IME, the biggest killer is mold. If the substrate gets wet and molds, you'll lose the whole batch. Better too dry than too wet.

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bwhatch2

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more questions for botar

botar, thanks for the replies to my mealworm questions. here's a few more for you.
about how long does it take from the time i get the mealworms until i have baby meal worms?
i've heard of keeping them in the fridge. i assume that is only for the excess i am going to feed, and not for the breeding colonies?
would it speed breding up any to keep them nice and toasty warm, like 85 degrees?
can you briefly explain the life cycle of a meal worm? as i understnd it the mealworm turns into a beetle, then (lays eggs), then i get more mealworms?

thats about it :)

thanks
bryan
 

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Arachnoprince
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Not a problem. As you've found, they are quite easy to raise and care for. Some T's like them, some don't. I've not had too many refuse them, with the exception of the adult beetles. Not all of my T's care for them.

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