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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:20 pm 
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Fingers crossed we have a meal worm farm underway now. :)


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Our first attempt at mealworm housing.

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:07 am 
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Excellent!! Looks like a mealworm farm to me!! :-D

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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bellenkids wrote:
Thanx for an excellent thread - about the same time i joined the forum i had been looking into mealworms.

im hoping my son will be the main mealworm farmer with me and his sister to help.

I was having troubles finding mealworms in adelaide.
(Except we had a voucher so we actually scored them for $7)
i got a 100g tub for $12 from petstock at parafield today.

We're starting up the mealworm farm when the kids get back from their dads after the weekend.

i had also discovered mealworms at the fodderstore at lonsdale and canbe sourced from a pet store located in the centralmarket.


Thanks for the info, I work in Lonsdale, so it looks like I am gonna start my mealworm farm soon
Much apreciated.
:th

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:27 pm 
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You're welcome.

or try that reptile place on Beach road - bet the lights and the beach - noarlunga.

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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bellenkids wrote:
You're welcome.

or try that reptile place on Beach road - bet the lights and the beach - noarlunga.

Thanks again,
I found them at the Lonsdale - actually Reynella stock food store.
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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Good luck with your mealworm farming marcus. :)

Has anyone got a pic of pupae?

Will they lo

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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Will pupae look different to the worms?

im hoping they dont look like dead mealworms... or do they?

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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Hi Bellenkids. The pupa shouldn't look like dead mealworms. They do look like freaky little aliens though
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:rofl:

Great one bender, made my evening

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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bender wrote:
Hi Bellenkids. The pupa shouldn't look like dead mealworms. They do look like freaky little aliens though
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Is the photo of a pupa??


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Yes, those are pupae :) Freaky little aliens is exactly what they look like, especially when you get a close-up of their faces.....

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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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i have found some white worms in my mealworm, does that mean they are almost ready to turn into pupae??
are the pupae fater that mealworms??


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The white ones have recently changed their skin. They do this up to 20 times as they grow larger then the final time they change into a pupa


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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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:wee

i was starting to think.... a watched mealworm doesnt pupate

but oh yeah oh yeah... our first 5 pupae

and
ohhhhhhhhhh

they do look like little aliens and easy to tell they are different to the worms.


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 Post subject: Re: Meal Worms
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I have a few meal worms living wild in my chook run.
They are usually near a tree and under the water tubs.
Free supply but not enough to make a business of.
Was thinking of gathering a few with the beetles.
Meal worms are good for all birds.
Wild birds feed them to their young as well.
I used to have a tame White Breasted Wood Swallow and it absolutely loved them.
Full of protein I think.

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