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 OT - What does 2,000 mealworms turn into in 5 months?

an estimated 8,000 beetles.

This is my second colony I have started, I decided to breed again after getting rid of my first colony. I had troubles with this batch not pupating for the first 3 or so months, so really this is pretty much a 2 month population explosion.

Here is a pic, I decided to put them all in a 41 qt tub (16.5"x34.5" floorspace)... I already have a good 6,000 unused mealworms on top of the 4,000 in my fridge for my pets, and I just separated the eggs and hatchling mealworms from the beetles, which is probably another 10,000 mealies.




08/11/10  09:54pm

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 OT - What does 2,000 mealworms turn into in 5 months?

I know this is a pretty old post, but GOOD GOD. That’s icky.



12/30/10  07:24pm

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  Message To: Sbraden87   In reference to Message Id: 2195282


 OT - What does 2,000 mealworms turn into in 5 months?

i agree with braden lol



04/30/11  11:42pm

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  Message To: Starling96   In reference to Message Id: 2216710


 OT - What does 2,000 mealworms turn into in 5 months?

hahaha yeah, I used to be super creeped out by the pupa. they are so alien and only move around when you touch them.. yuck. Anyway, this entire stock died when winter came around, I’ve bred beetles on 3 occasions and despite having a year-round room temperature of 70-75, I can’t seem to get them to survive during the winter months. This time though I’ve got about 5,000 mealworms to start off my stock... going to be a busy summer!



06/02/11  12:45am

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  Message To: Reflex   In reference to Message Id: 2222190


 OT - What does 2,000 mealworms turn into in 5 months?

if thats 2000 mealworms i dont want to know what my 10,000 will turn into 8months!



10/03/11  06:40pm


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