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Old 09-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Done did...GROSS picking beetles out lol! That was pretty quick babes because reading my records I only grew my first 3 beetles that went in the bin starting Aug 28 and the rest came in the week after.

Good stuff...better then the 70km trip it takes me to buy mealies
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That's great news As much as they gross me out it's still exciting when the farming does well. I do really like the drawer idea, I think it would like nicer than my random containers
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well I went and bought the drawers. It was only $9 at joannes not $20 like the site says xD Yay
Anyway I thought I'd post pics. :3
I might split the middle drawer in half to put baby ones in because there is sooo much room.
Oh and if you want an idea of the amount of room I have about 1000 mealies in there.


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Nice! You might be getting mold from putting veggies right on the bedding. Try putting some plastic lids in there to set stuff on. The worms will climb in and eat no problem.

I have veggies and wet sponges on plastic lids and have not had an issue at all with mold. (YET!)
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Well, I saw a youtube video and the guy was using lettuce and he says how it doesn't mold it just shrivels up and stuff and he had a piece of it in there. But at the first sign of anything funky I'm defiantly doing that. :3
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I just wanted to mention - I also put a bit of paper towel in with the aliens. When they turn into beetles, they latch on to the towel. It makes it much easier to transfer them to the beetle area. Just move the paper towel & gently shake. Better than picking them out one by one.



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Thanks I will. I forgot to add some last night someone else mentioned they use it to flip over. Does it have to be big or can I move them close and just lay a small piece over them?
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I put about 1/2 sheet of paper towel in there. For some reason, they like to go under it & hang upside down.



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Freaky little creatures. o.e lol
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I have the same little container you have for mealies. I have oatmeal and I put some newspaper or paper towel shreds on top then I place some baby carrot or Mini potato as I had the same issues with mold.. I live in a very dry place so I bought some cricket water replacement gel stuff to keep it moist. I put a little chunk in every few days and it doesnt mold.. They seem to like it.. http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2753961
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