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 #1589759


Hunter Manley
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 Meal Worm Cages

Hello i was wondering what you guys keep your mealworms in?



01/22/08  04:45pm

 #1589885


Kathy m
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  Message To: Hunter Manley   In reference to Message Id: 1589759


 Meal Worm Cages

large (well depends on how many) plastic container or otherwise you could use ice-cream containers.
i can get you a pic in afew days when my colony arives if you want.
Kath



01/22/08  06:10pm

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789
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1589885


 Meal Worm Cages

I use the $1 plastic shoe boxes from Walmart.



01/22/08  07:51pm

 #1590756


Hunter Manley
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1589885


 Meal Worm Cages

Ok can somebody post a picture please.



01/23/08  08:01am

 #1591726


Kathy m
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  Message To: Hunter Manley   In reference to Message Id: 1590756


 Meal Worm Cages

mine arived today so heres 2 pics but could someone please let me know if im doing something wrong-id hate to be giving the wrong advise.
thanks
Kath
by the way people say they bite-should i use tweesers, im scared of getting bitten...

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/Kath_073/100_8693.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/Kath_073/100_8692.jpg



01/23/08  10:28pm

 #1591737


Kathy m
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1591726


 Meal Worm Cages

sorry the pics didnt work, i uploaded them this time so they should work this time...




01/23/08  10:34pm

 #1592475


Hunter Manley
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1591737


 Meal Worm Cages

Whats the bedding



01/24/08  04:04pm

 #1592489


Kathy m
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  Message To: Hunter Manley   In reference to Message Id: 1592475


 Meal Worm Cages

im going to use oats/bran but that stuff came with them and ive no idea what it is except it smells like a petshop.



01/24/08  04:16pm

 #1594559


DragonPaw
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1592489


 Meal Worm Cages

General mealworm care:
Keep mealworms in a plastic container (as was said) with an inch or two deep substrate of oat meal, oat bran, or wheat bran (this serves as both a food source and substrate to burrow in). Cardboard tubes of toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls, as well as cardboard egg cartons, can be placed on top of the substrate/food source for hiding areas. Vegetables or fruits such as apples should be offered for moisture and replaced when necessary.

Kathy m, you have superworms, not mealworms. Although general mealworm and superworm care is identical.

The bedding in the photo is most likely wheat bran.

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by the way people say they bite-should i use tweesers, im scared of getting bitten...


Superworms can bite - this is true. Mealworms do not bite however.

Kathy m, there is no need to be scared of being bitten. It is not even really a bite - more like a slight pinch. Superworms have surprising strength in their little jaws, but they are so small that a bite will do nothing but surprise you - it will not tear your skin, it will not make you bleed, it will not hurt - just pinch a little bit. They rarely bite anyway. Only when you hold them too tightly or frighten them. I have been hand-feeding my water dragons superworms for about two years now and have only been bitten/pinched maybe two times. Just do not squeeze the worm too hard and it will not bite. I find that using tweezers to hold these worms is rather difficult and unnecessary (unless feeding a large reptile that can bite your fingers accidentally).

Here is how I keep my superworms. Although they are not mealworms, the care (except breeding) is quite identical:



01/25/08  10:13pm

 #1595475


Kathy m
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  Message To: DragonPaw   In reference to Message Id: 1594559


 Meal Worm Cages

thanks heaps :)



01/26/08  04:04pm

 #1609037


Nomedyloh
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  Message To: Kathy m   In reference to Message Id: 1595475


 Meal Worm Cages

i am confused can u show me a pic of a super worm and a meal worm?



02/04/08  11:10am

 #1609591


DragonPaw
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  Message To: Nomedyloh   In reference to Message Id: 1609037


 Meal Worm Cages

Nomedyloh, here are photos of a mealworm and a superworm (next to a quarter for size reference).

Mealworm (tenebrio molitor):



Superworm (zophobas morio):



02/04/08  06:37pm

 #1616655


Lizard Mania
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  Message To: DragonPaw   In reference to Message Id: 1609591


 Meal Worm Cages

I wish they didnt eat eachother when they pupa....all ways have to pick the pupas out of the hundreds of them



02/09/08  03:39pm

 #1627531


Cajunkydd
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  Message To: Lizard Mania   In reference to Message Id: 1616655


 Meal Worm Cages

for the food and the bedding i have two options to choose from and I was wondering if i can use it. the first one is quaker instant oatmeal redular flavor. the other one is brown puff rice can i use these for my mealworms?



02/17/08  07:44pm

 #1635993


Lizard Mania
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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1627531


 Meal Worm Cages

My mealworms are in a mix of 1/4 oats, 1/4 flour, and 2/4 saw dust.



02/24/08  12:48pm

 #2070475


Zach123
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  Message To: Lizard Mania   In reference to Message Id: 1635993


 Meal Worm Cages

instead of picking the pupas out one by one why not use something to filter the pupas like a cat box scooper or a strainer or something



09/10/09  07:53pm


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