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10-29-2011 04:44 AM
Hissy-Fit-Hazel
Re: Meal Worm Care?

They don't seem to grow very quickly ...when they get big tho there will be a ton. I'm not a fan of birds cause I'm a night owl so they wake me too early they already like my covered dog run too and crap in there lol.

I realized they mail well tho so will send some down Island to Ille from this board for her Atilla the Huff and Sir Huffalump...and send some to the small animal rescue to distribute among their hedgie foster homes Should be perfectly plump treats just before Xmas
10-15-2011 06:36 PM
Nancy
Re: Meal Worm Care?

You can put them out in a bird feeder for the birds. Or advertise them on kijiji for anyone else with a hedgehog or reptile.

Of course, you could always get more hedgies.
10-15-2011 06:01 PM
Hissy-Fit-Hazel
Re: Meal Worm Care?

Excess meal worms....what to do with them?

My first batch of babies are now microscopic to 1/4 inch big and it looks like a zillion of them. I changed my beetles over to a new bin today too cause there were a bunch of new babes in with them so I would assume about the same amount, now x 2. So within a mth or so will have a TON of adult mealies. My beetles are now 100+ egg layers

Do you share with others? Put in the fridge? What?

I only have one hedgie that eats 4-6 a day!
09-24-2011 01:56 PM
ShutUpAndSmile
Re: Meal Worm Care?

I'm loving the lettuce it doesn't mold and they love it xD My mealies are completely ignoring the cricket things. Oh well.

You should post pics of yours. :3 I feel like we all over look meal worm care but it's important to get it right so we're feeding our little hedgies healthy yucky mealies.
09-24-2011 03:04 AM
newfie_nurse
Re: Meal Worm Care?

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
09-23-2011 03:45 PM
ShutUpAndSmile
Re: Meal Worm Care?

Freaky little creatures. o.e lol
09-23-2011 03:41 PM
PJM
Re: Meal Worm Care?

I put about 1/2 sheet of paper towel in there. For some reason, they like to go under it & hang upside down.



09-23-2011 01:44 PM
ShutUpAndSmile
Re: Meal Worm Care?

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?
09-23-2011 10:40 AM
PJM
Re: Meal Worm Care?

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.



09-22-2011 11:23 PM
ShutUpAndSmile
Re: Meal Worm Care?

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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