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badback

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Meal Worm Farm
« on: May 15, 2011, 07:01:21 PM »
Last year I was given a set up for a meal worm farm from Sundancefisher...After researching how to raise them on Youtube I figured I'd give it a go...I figured that if I start them in October they would be ready by February which is good for icefishing...Well today May 15 I have some that are ready to go...I pulled back the bran and I bet there must be 500 to a thousand worms all different sizes...It doesn't cost lots to raise them, a carrot a week for their moisture and a bag of bran...With so many of them the backyards birds will be getting a treat this year....







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Re: Meal Worm Farm
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 10:18:16 PM »
Last year I was given a set up for a meal worm farm from Sundancefisher...After researching how to raise them on Youtube I figured I'd give it a go...I figured that if I start them in October they would be ready by February which is good for icefishing...Well today May 15 I have some that are ready to go...I pulled back the bran and I bet there must be 500 to a thousand worms all different sizes...It doesn't cost lots to raise them, a carrot a week for their moisture and a bag of bran...With so many of them the backyards birds will be getting a treat this year....


Nice!  Is there much involved in raising them, or do you just kind of leave them to their own devices and they take care of it on their own?  I keep lizards, so I'm always in the market for bugs.  I have a colony of cockroaches that keep them fed, but some mealies would be good for variety, plus they're good for fishing as well!
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Re: Meal Worm Farm
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 06:36:40 AM »
Nothing involved but to make sure that they have a source of water which is a carrot or potato and to remove old vegetables if they get moldy…They say when the worms turn into pupa to remove them into a separate container so the beetles don’t eat them, but I’m not at that stage yet… 
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Re: Meal Worm Farm
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 07:54:10 AM »
Nothing involved but to make sure that they have a source of water which is a carrot or potato and to remove old vegetables if they get moldy…They say when the worms turn into pupa to remove them into a separate container so the beetles don’t eat them, but I’m not at that stage yet…
Seems to me you should already have passed that stage, no?  How many did you start out with?  I see some beetles in there so I guess they've only gone through one round of molting?
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Re: Meal Worm Farm
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:11:51 AM »
I bought a package of meal worms (50) from Petland and put them in the container...You are correct that there was pupa with newly morphed beetles, I never thought of that...Yes this is the first round....Reading about meal worm farms online I have found both remove and leave the pupa...I'm going to leave them and monitor the results...
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