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 #1660202


Cajunkydd
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 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

i need to know how to breed the mealworm beetles. do they lay eggs in soil? how long till i see mealworms? at what temp should i keep them in(for them to reproduce and for the eggs)?do they neeed alot of space, i keep about 7 of them in a cup, is that okay?



03/13/08  10:46pm

 #1661217


Albinoboy29
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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1660202


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

I get a cricket keeper with a food dish..(oats)...a water dish(cricket water) and I have a laying box which is a tupperware with wet cocconut fiber in it and I have a piece of bark laying on the side for the beetles to get up.. I use paper towel as my beeding and have a few bark hides. I have a UTH(under tank heater and I keep the temps at 80 degrees farenheight. i replace the soil every 2 weeks and put the soil in a rearing container,,,then in about 2 weeks I see mini mealworms



03/14/08  11:33pm

 #1661378


Brian94
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  Message To: Albinoboy29   In reference to Message Id: 1661217


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

I kind of just used this guide even tho its for superworms.

http://www.iaherpDOTorg/superworms/index.html

dont forgot to remove the dot



03/15/08  04:37am

 #1662625


Cajunkydd
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  Message To: Brian94   In reference to Message Id: 1661378


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

wow, that really helped, but i still have one question. how long do u keep the beetles together for them to lay the eggs so i can move them after that?



03/16/08  06:44am

 #1691066


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1662625


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

the best thing i have done is put mealworms in a plastic cast-net box with a mixture of sand and the substrate the worms come in from the box, add a dish of oats, cricket water, and wait for a few weeks. add food and water when eaten. you just keep all of the beetles together in the box until you see more mealworms appear. i found out that the smaller the enclosure, the more success.



04/05/08  11:28pm

 #1691234


Cajunkydd
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1691066


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

thanks, i also have a small casting net box(about 6l x 4w x 4h)



04/06/08  01:33am

 #1691533


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1691234


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

they work alot better than critter keepers and 10 gallons.



04/06/08  11:25am

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Fillerbunny
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1691533


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

im not sayin its wrong but i dont understand why ppl say to use soil, I do know that beetles lay more with higher humidity but i always used a water bowl with sides that the beetles cant climb up and i use crushed oats as their bedding so the mealies are born in food so they can eat right away doesnt using soil give the oats a higher chance to mold since it is moist and i dont see how you would remove the soil without losing alot of baby mealies



07/26/08  04:32am

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Fgrsa
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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1660202


 Okay, got beetles, NOW WHAT!!!!

i just gave ’em oats,paper rolls,and potatoes and BOOM 2months and i
had babies



06/01/09  08:00pm


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