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Old 10-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been doing a little research on raising meal worms because I'm extremely unsatisfied with the quality of the mealies I get from pet stores around here. Not to mention feeding 3 hedgehogs cost a lot on a weekly basis. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what type of container(s) I should buy, what the best thing to feed them is, and just meal worm raising tips in general. I know the basics but I'd like more in depth knowledge. Pictures of your container set up would be extremely helpful because I'm a very visual learner when it comes to stuff like this.

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Old 10-29-2011, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a subchapter on raising mealies in my book (linked in my sig). To answer some of your questions fast, using little shoebox sized tubs or a stacked drawer tub thing works great for holding them. Get wheat bran in bulk, they live in it and eat it. It's best to pull out the pupa once they shed, and let them shed into beetles in a "new generation" tub. Never toss bedding that beetles were housed in, that's where the eggs and teeny worms are. Carrots and apples I've had the best success with not molding, though I very rarely have mold issues.

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