How much mealworms should I start out with?
Great question. It depends on your animal needs. Are you trying to raise mealworms for bearded dragons, or are you trying to raise them to feed peacocks? If you are doing this for small animals, then it would be best to start with around 100-500 mealworms. If you are doing this for a flock of quail or chickens, then it would be best to start with 10,000 or even higher. The reason is because the more mealworms you buy, the quicker the colony grows. I understand that buying 30,000 mealworms can be expensive, but it saves you a lot of time by putting in a huge investment at the start. Money can be earned back. Time, on the other hand, cannot be earned back.
How many mealworms should be placed in each container?
It depends on the size of the container. If you are using a smaller sized container, then you definitely do not want to place 100,000 mealworms in there for example. In all seriousness, I use the 32 qt Sterlite containers to store my larvae. These containers can hold around 10,000-30,000 medium mealworms. If you do not trust my claims, thinking that the mealworms would die, you are free to do so. The way you can tell that your container is approaching max capacity is when the wheat bran starts to feel incredibly hot. Use the thermometers that have the lasers (the ones for Co-Vid 19 testing works too), and measure the temperature. If the temperature is starting to get above 88 degrees Fahrenheit, then your bin as at its max capacity.
What is the difference between mealworms and superworms?
The main difference would be size. People have complained about our mealworms being too small in the past. The truth is that mealworms are not that big at all. To give an example, one large superworm is approximately 10 times the size of the regular medium mealworm. If you are interested in using large worms, superworms are the way to go. If you are trying to feed smaller economically, mealworms would be a wise choice,
Doe the container in the picture come with the mealworms?
Unfortunately, the container does not come with the mealworms. Wish we could, but the containers are very expensive and also would be costly to ship.
What is used to ship the mealworms?
Many Mealworms is proud to use bread bags with miniature holes. These bags are an effective way of transporting mealworms. It holds the mealworms well, while allowing fresh air to come in at all times. It is also innovative when it comes to opening. Other farms use muslin or mesh bags which are magnets for mealworms. With our bags, all you need to do is open and pour the mealworms out.
How long does it take for mealworms to get shipped?
With USPS Priority Mail, it will take approximately 1-3 days. This depends on which state you live in. The farther away your home state is from Florida, the longer it will take for the package to arrive.
What does "hold for pickup" mean?
"Hold for pickup" means that it is held at the post office. The reason this option exists is because the USPS uses outdated trucks called Grumman LLV. These vehicles have no air conditioning in them, which could result in dead worms. On the other hand, the post office always have air conditioning. This results in the worms being kept alive.