About that link osmo238;
Lots of items they used bother me. I found that wood products (the containers) do keep in more moisture, hence producing mold. Once you have mold in the wood, it's hard to get rid of, so I would not recommend using the wooden containers as the University suggests. (Just my own personal experience). The Sheetmetal, a Huge NO-NO. Also, please don't use flour products as that site suggests either. Strickly use ONLY OAT products.
I'm sure when the University of Kentucky started that particular farm it was for study reasons alone, and NOT to feed the mealworms to Sugar Gliders.
REMEMBER; What you feed your worms your suggies are eating, too.
PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THAT SITE's DIRECTIONS FOR SUGAR GLIDER FED MEALWORMS
I do want to also add to this post, that I used to use the gut load (calcium and herptivite) but found more dead mealworms in my farms; also using these products alter the ratios in your diet
, (I feed the BML) so I stopped using these quite a while back, but I couldn't edit those posts.
Party and dranger1108, and elmer, if you start with the large ones, they will morph, and I too, have heard that they are introduced to a hormone to stop the morphing, but I have not, nor have I, ever seen any evidence of it.
Stick to watery foods with little to no nutirtional value, such as Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce, carrots, or celery.
The iron and calcium rich veggies are definitely not what you want to feed to them. #1, ratios in your diet
, #2 I find the worms end up turning darker colors, not dying but just from my experiencce, looking weird, and I toss them out. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
Try to avoid feeding fruits. Mainly due to inducing mold. Once you see any mold in your farms, you need to toss the entire farm container. Also, if you do use any fruits, you will have to maintenance your farm DAILY if you do. Well, I am not a daily maintenance mealworm farm person, so if you want to, up to you. I check on my farms every three to four days, and they are massive!!!
Lots of us here farm our own mealworms and all of us have our own way of farming them, but we all feed the healtiest worms to our suggies by the information found right here on this site, and I too, have learned farming tips from here, but please don't think that the farming sites that feed potatoes, use wood and metal, other no-no items, are the way to raise mealworms for Sugar Gliders. Sorry I sound fussy, ....I need some coffee and hug <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/needhug.gif" alt="" />!