Mealworm farming

waretrop

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sumi, I did the same thing with a kitchen sieve. Of course, I saved the sieve for future worms and not for noodles....LOL

I just may start up growing them again. I usually have 4 bins going, starting each in 30 day intervals.
 

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@sumi and @waretrop is it possible to get raise enough in a summer to last through the winter? I would like to try but I just **cannot** have them in the house, it's too gross.

How are they dried for storage?

Where did you get your starters? Could I use the stuff from bait shops?
 

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I don't think that is possible. If you did allot of containers of them maybe you could dehydrate them or freeze them, or refrigerate them but not with only a few containers...I bought my starter worms wholesale but you can go to a bait store and get a few hundred.. Make sure you get meal worms and not supper worms or maga worms. That is a different critter.
 

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I kept mine going through winter by keeping them warm enough to keep going. Have you got a suitable building, or room outside where you can put them?

As for storing them, I never needed to, but I know you can store them in the fridge (which is probably not an option you'd consider!)
 

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@tortoise I think you are asking this. The life cycle is about 3 months depending on the temp and conditions.
 
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