Mealworm/Beetle Enclosure Size

Discussion in 'Feeder Forum' started by metaldrivensoul, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. metaldrivensoul

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    Just curious as to what the optimal size enclosure is to rear the mealworm bettles. Here is what i currently have going on (i know substrate and water source is needed...i was in the middle of a substrate changing when i took this). Is it too small and if it is, how big should i go?

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    Thanks,
    Wes
     
  2. JEFFREH

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  3. joe5555

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    i would say thats fine but it could be bigger
     
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  5. JStrider

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    depends on how many mealies ya want and are trying to support...

    ive got mine in a container about that size and i usually have enough for 2 leos... sometimes i'll have to buy a 100 or so mealies to give the colony a lil boost...
     
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  7. shrap

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    I use 32 quart Sterilite containers for my mealworm colonies. Model number 1756. They are 23 1/2"L x 16 1/4"W x 6 3/8"H. I started my colony by buying 2000 mealworms and letting them all pupate, then transfered the Beatles to the 32 quart container. I am not really sure how many I have now. 10's of thousands??? 100's of thousands??? Millions??? I really am not sure. I have 4 of the 32 quart containers at different stages of development. I never put them in the fridge, I just let them keep repeating their life cycles.
     
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  9. Derek

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    The tub you hade them in the picture lookes good Very simular to what I breed mine in. I would just put a few toilet paper rolles in there for them.
     

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