The Beetles!

Well, they sure do grow up quick! Last week, I saw what looked to be a pupa here and there. Turns out, they were definitely pupae and we have quite a few beetles. It’s really neat how the meal worms turn into these nice rust-brown colored beetles before going all goth on us calling themselves Darkling Beetles with their black exoskeletons. The emerging adults have now been moved to their own bin. Next, I will wait for them to reproduce and lay super tiny eggs that you can’t see. And similar to the crickets, the adults eat the eggs. Now how the heck am I supposed to know when to pull the eggs out?! Apparently, they lay a 100 or so each, so you just need to remove the bedding periodically and there should be more than enough to keep the meal worm train chugging.

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