I saw someone selling mealworms on Craigslist. I'd been thinking for some time about getting some and starting my own colony. I spend a lot of money on dried mealworms for my four girls. (backyard chickens)
Last week, I got them. I paid $5.00 for 500 mealworms.
Here they are.
I already had a 3 drawer container that I wasn't really using anymore so I cleaned it out. I set it up on the dresser in a spare room where I want to keep them.
I bought some corn meal and some carrots.
I put the cornmeal in the bottom for the worms bedding. I also cut up some cardboard and a carrot and threw it in there. Then I added the mealworms.
The mealworms seem to love their little home.
I added a potato a few days ago. They seem to be doing great. The mealworms sound funny when you listen to them. It's like rice krispies in a bowl. Snap, crackle, pop. haha I have the bin covered so it stays nice and dark for them.
I check in on them once a day. They just do their thing. :)