Bugs

My Mealworm Routine

Today I thought I might as well finally get this post out! I have owned my small mealworm farm for about 1 1/2 years. I haven’t really done much with them since, I don’t really have enough to sell. And I don’t have any chickens to feed them to.

Image taken by yours truly

I usually check in on the mealworms every 2-3 days. When I check on them, I first look to see if there are any pupa or beetles in the mealworm bin. Today I found a sneaky little beetle.

Image taken by yours truly (sorry for the quality😐)

If I find a beetle it will go in my top drawer. If I find a pupa it will go into one of the pupa containers.

Image taken by yours truly

The pupa containers are nice because they create a nice place for the beetles to hatch without worrying about being eaten by other mealworms or beetles.

After all that, I check on the babies container. Any mealworms that are getting fairly large get put into the larger mealworm container where they can become pupa. When checking on them today I found quite a few rather large ones that needed to be moved.

Image taken by yours truly

I then move onto the beetle container. The beetles will die, so it’s best to get rid of any dead beetles when you find them.

Image taken by yours truly

They get all of their water from the plants that they eat, so it’s important to provide that to them. They will eat just about anything, so feed them scraps from processing strawberries, or peeling the carrots. I’m currently feeding my beetles all of my ripe ground cherries since nobody in my family seems interested in eating them.

It’s important to never let the food that you put in there to get moldy as it will cause lots of problems that are unnecessary. The mealworms and babies can be given the same foods as the beetles. Just make sure that whatever you feed the babies is small, or very thin.

Finally, I sweep up the counter so that any oatmeal that is left over can be swept away.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day.

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s