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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:03 pm 
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breeding mealworms, do you have to let them turn into flying beetles to get eggs out of them or can you just let them turn into beetles and not get them at the flying stage??


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I have never found that the beetles make any attempt to fly, even when you're catching them.

Has anyone else found that their beetles fly?

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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i only asked because i saw the cycle of mealworms and at the end of the cycle it turns into bettlesand then flying beetles


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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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twitch71 wrote:
i only asked because i saw the cycle of mealworms and at the end of the cycle it turns into bettlesand then flying beetles


No, they don't fly...only scuttle and climb, but won't get out of the container if it is smooth sided.
Actually, now you've got me wondering if they have flight wings (transparent set under the hard set) Don't think so. Jacqui


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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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mealworm cycle, i found


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what i found
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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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do the eggs come from the flying bettles or before they fly??


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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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Twitch, that second diagram is wrong, I would say. The first one is correct. The beetles start out a light colour and then become very dark, at which point they are able to lay eggs. They do not become a light brown colour again (as the second diagram implies). And I have never, ever seen one fly :)

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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thank you for that


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Yep just to second what Rachel said, I have never seen any of mine fly either.

Mind you, they can end up in strange places - but I don't think they had to fly to get there ..I think they got 'carried' ;)


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Has anyone seen mealworms that roll around constantly, like twitching, then form a letter C shape (all sizes) and I think eventually die?
Have seen the odd one here and there, but never a whole tray like I had recently. TIA Jacqui


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Has anyone seen mealworms that roll around constantly, like twitching, then form a letter C shape (all sizes) and I think eventually die?
Have seen the odd one here and there, but never a whole tray like I had recently. TIA Jacqui


What were you feeding them? You didnt happen to feed them a treated grain did you?

I had something like that happen to mine......then found out the daughter had hit the room they were kept in with fly spray!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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No, all trays are fed the same thing, oat bran. Must admit their "watery' veges ran a bit low recently. Mystery!
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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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hi there
can I ask a silly question. is there a difference with the mealworms.. I see some that are small med large, or giant. or are they all the same just different ages??
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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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sounds like different ages
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