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I've been reading a lot about mealworms recently, so I'm going to take a stab at this one. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Live mealworms can be sort of "slowed down" if you refrigerate them. That is, it will stop them from turning into pupae and then beetles. To keep them alive, however, you'd have to take them out every once in a while to let them warm up and eat. There's a bit more info here:


Some people freeze the live ones, then just thaw them before feeding them to their hedgies. I'm not sure what the difference between the two that you saw would be, though. I would have thought one batch of live mealworms was essentially, in terms of refrigeratableness (I invented a word), the same. I'm no mealworm expert though.
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