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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: princessmegi] #697242
12/21/08 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: princessmegi
Thanks Kinue. I think you're the only one that actually read my post!

No, Megi, if you'll look at my reply - I did read your post.

*Active* yeast can not be used. They cannot convert it. It is the Brewer's Yeast - which is NOT the same thing at all.


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ValkyrieMome] #697245
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Correction!

I'm sorry - I did read your post, but I didn't scroll down on the link you provided, so I didn't understand that the first items on the page were not what you were referring to! The first ones are Active Yeast. I didn't know the Nutritional Yeast was at the bottom of the page.

Now - I don't know! So - sorry. I stand corrected.


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697248
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Originally Posted By: prettyinpink
I haven't read this entire thing.. But could someone tell me how to start a breeding colony? Please PM me or write on here.. Please.

Read the first post in this thread!

To get your breeding stock - order about 2000 LARGE mealworms (not giant or mighty) from one of the online places, and then - follow Nicole's directions.

When I'm starting with 2000, I put about 1500 in the fridge, and then add another 500 to my "farm" each week or so. In theory, you'll have many at different life stages that way.


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ValkyrieMome] #697315
12/22/08 02:07 AM
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I did read the first post! Am I blind??
I was wondering how many to start with?? How do I START it.. dunno I'm sorry.. But I'm so lost..

Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697355
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Originally Posted By: prettyinpink
I did read the first post! Am I blind??
I was wondering how many to start with?? How do I START it.. dunno I'm sorry.. But I'm so lost..
That first post has the basics of how to start a really GOOD farm. (mine is not THAT good. I have just been raising them all together, all stages, in a tub of oatmeal. But I plan to convert it all to THIS way after Christmas and do it AWESOME!!!)

Maybe you didn't notice the instructions on how to make a mealworm farm *scroll down*? frown

But if it helps you any, she has the same super awesome info on her WEBSITE right here.

Good luck?


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: kipluck] #697390
12/22/08 04:35 AM
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I'm just wondering how to get it started.. As in how many mealies do I get 2,000 like Alden said? Then do what? Put them where? I'm sorry.. I guess I'm too tired.. sleep I'm just so lost lately.. dunno where my brain went?? dunno
I'm not making any sense am I?? roflmao

Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697421
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It tells you that she uses a plastic 7 drawer cart from Walmart. She puts the mealies in the drawer with the bedding.



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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: princessmegi] #697432
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I use plastic 3 drawer that i got from kmart. You can start with 1,000 or 2,000 seems like a good number. Thats how i started.

Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697437
12/22/08 10:27 AM
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I started with 1000 of the large mealies. My farm is doing quite well. smile

I experimented as well with the Giants/Mighties. But no longer have them. So I actually have a FULL 6 large drawer farm going (2 of the 3 large drawer units).


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: MatchMakerMagic] #697457
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Oh, and you can't use "super mealies" because they are sterile!


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697469
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wrong thread, lol

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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: SariYappa] #697470
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"Super Worms" are another species of worm than our normal mealies and are harder to farm IMO.

The "Giants or Mighties" are SUPPOSED to be sterile but I found them to be otherwise. I really think the level of sterility depends on how much of the hormone or pesticide they are treated with as I was able to complete their life cycle for many generations. I did end that farm though.


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: ] #697472
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Originally Posted By: prettyinpink
I'm just wondering how to get it started.. As in how many mealies do I get 2,000 like Alden said? Then do what? Put them where? I'm sorry.. I guess I'm too tired.. sleep I'm just so lost lately.. dunno where my brain went?? dunno
I'm not making any sense am I?? roflmao


All that info is on my site: http://www.justforfuzzies.com/Other_Stuff/other_links/how_to_farm_mealworms.html


Here's the very fist thing it says
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How many worms: I started with 1,000 large mealworms and once they were all gone/changed into beetles I bought 1,000 more. You will need a total of 2,000-3,000 mealworms to last until you have full-grown mealies of your own. However, if you prefer to start with fewer then you can buy them in smaller quantities or simply refridgerate some of them to keep them from growing.


It's not too long, just read it over and it should answer all your questions. wink

Also, you can get everything you need between Walmart and www.bulkfoods.com . smile


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Re: How to Farm Mealworms :) [Re: Guerita135] #697531
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