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 #314358


Parson.cham.boy
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 Breeding mealworms

Any tips on bredding them
I dont get any mealie beetles only worms
rite now few are in pupae form how long
will they stay like that and how do i give
worms moisture?



04/18/05  02:03pm

 #314589


Leopard gecko man
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  Message To: Parson.cham.boy   In reference to Message Id: 314358


 Breeding mealworms

no moisture just keep the mealworms and beetled hydrayted with an apple or something i keep mine in a kritter keeper with crushed plain oatmeal and they eat and go throught it and i got a tupper wear container not to big but not to small either and once they turn into pupua i put them in the other container and keep doing that until they turn into beetles. Im not sure on how long it takes but like 3 to 4 weeks when they are pupua to turn to beetles. I think they go faster if they are in a bright room. Also about a moth after they turn into beetles you will start to see little whit mealworms and you have to take the abults and put them in a different container , next you can put the baby mealworms with the other mealworms and do it all over again. The hardest part is waiting.They lay their eggs in the oatmeal im not sure if their is eggs or not but lay they lay their children right in the substrate. Hope it helps im kinda new also to breeding mealies but it is easy.


Al



04/18/05  05:50pm

 #315660


Parson.cham.boy
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  Message To: Leopard   In reference to Message Id: 314589


 Breeding mealworms

thanks so how big of an apple piece should i put?
and how often do i change it? and do adults eat oatmeal to?



04/19/05  03:44pm

 #315692


Leopard gecko man
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  Message To: Parson.cham.boy   In reference to Message Id: 315660


 Breeding mealworms

yous your judgement not to big but not to small how many mealworms are you going to breed? and every 3-4 days and put it on top of the oatmeal and they should go up on the apple and drink it.



04/19/05  04:12pm

 #316493


Parson.cham.boy
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 Breeding mealworms

I am planning to breed like 50.
btw what do adults eat?



04/20/05  03:53am

 #318106


Leopard gecko man
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  Message To: Parson.cham.boy   In reference to Message Id: 316493


 Breeding mealworms

oatmeal



04/21/05  06:27pm

 #358491


Yellow
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  Message To: Leopard gecko man   In reference to Message Id: 318106


 Breeding mealworms

You wonít get too far with 50, and apple is a pain to change since youíll have to do it alteast once a day, try something like potatoes.



05/31/05  03:21pm

 #432872


Basilisks
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  Message To: Leopard gecko man   In reference to Message Id: 314589


 Breeding mealworms

Iím also new to breeding superworms,I tried breeding crickets and got the hang of it but it was to much work and I no longer feed my lizards crickets as often I had problems with keeping them in the lizard enclosure That I build one eight of inch gap anywhere and they got away.now I just put my bearded dragonís in a 10 gallon tank one at a time so they can eat and then remove them from the cricket tank when I see they ate enough instead of putting the crickets in my dragons tanks.


My question is how often you change the crushed plain oatmeal b4 it goes bad.



08/08/05  01:48am

 #434251


Packer43064
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  Message To: Basilisks   In reference to Message Id: 432872


 Breeding mealworms

I change my substrate every 3-4 months or so.



08/09/05  01:37am

 #434852


L-Burnt-l
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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 434251


 Breeding mealworms

hi i have 5 mealworms in the cacoon stage for beatles and i just put in fresh oatmeal in a lil container how long should i wait for my beatles?



08/09/05  02:26pm

 #437091


Packer43064
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  Message To: L-Burnt-l   In reference to Message Id: 434852


 Breeding mealworms

Well it depends on the temps. It could be a week or more if the temperature is slow. But if it is higher itíll be like a week or less, but soemtimes they can take forever.



08/11/05  02:11am

 #438135


L-Burnt-l
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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 437091


 Breeding mealworms

my mealworms caccoon into the stage i keep the weat germ in and they still dye off during the cacoon stage please help what am i doing.. iím keeping them in the mealworm containter that they came in with since i have a spare one with lil bit of wheat germ for the caccooned guys...



08/11/05  08:11pm

 #439212


Packer43064
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  Message To: L-Burnt-l   In reference to Message Id: 438135


 Breeding mealworms

Well you could try misting them every once in awhile, maybe they are drying out.

And how do you know they are dead, sometime it takes awhile.



08/12/05  04:30pm

 #439332


L-Burnt-l
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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 439212


 Breeding mealworms

becuase they fall apart in my hands and very blackish i.e dead looking no moving feets no movement just d.e.a.d. and you can mist them ? i didnt know that.



08/12/05  05:51pm

 #442526


Packer43064
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  Message To: L-Burnt-l   In reference to Message Id: 439332


 Breeding mealworms

Well ya, why not.

I donít because they donít ever die, or seem liek they are drying out.



08/15/05  03:56pm

 #444998


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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 442526


 Breeding meal worms

I Breed my Meal worms i just started by getting 100+ meal worms i have them in a shoebox size Rubbermaid container($1 @ walmart) i use plain oatmeal and dry baby cereal and milk with crushed Kitten food.(high in Protein) Then just leave the meal worms in there as u feed off some soon u will see the alien lookin pupas.. They seem dead but once u touch them they will wiggle..put those in a container so they can change to Beatles once u see Beatles add some oatmeal and stuff for them to eat and lay the eggs in after agood few weeks u should remove the Beatles and put them in another container to start again...Once u remove the Beatles from one container just let that container sit for a while(basically till u forget about it) and once u check u should see tiny meal worms..and just start over again...and for food and moisture just use sliced carrots and potatoís, kale...



08/17/05  02:58pm

 #483913


Cry.stal
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  Message To: Parson.cham.boy   In reference to Message Id: 314358


 Breeding mealworms

my meal worms are in the pupae stage most are a cream color but two have started to turn a blackish color are they dying or about to turn into beetles



09/19/05  04:24pm

 #497103


NothinGood
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  Message To: Cry.stal   In reference to Message Id: 483913


 Breeding mealworms

How do you no if the bettles laid eggs? Are they visible? Because I had about 10 beetles in a shoebox for about a week and a half now and theres no sign of mealworms.



10/01/05  10:14pm

 #1806144


Ren-and-stumpy
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  Message To: NothinGood   In reference to Message Id: 497103


 Breeding mealworms

silly question lol but can waterdragons eat the mealworm beatles???



07/23/08  01:08pm

 #1806149


William kimmy
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  Message To: Ren-and-stumpy   In reference to Message Id: 1806144


 Breeding mealworms

how can you tell if the mealworms are turning into pupae and is it safe for lizards to eat dead ones that turned black?



07/23/08  01:19pm

 #2223344


Leape
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  Message To: Parson.cham.boy   In reference to Message Id: 314358


 Breeding mealworms

just put ether some apples,carrots,potatoes,or any kind of fruit.



06/07/11  06:55pm

 #2223821


Leape
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  Message To: Leopard gecko man   In reference to Message Id: 315692


 Breeding meal worms

the adults eat oatmeal to. and just change the apple till it looks ether mooshy or moldey.



06/09/11  07:00pm


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