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Bronco's Mealworms

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#1 Offline Broncos - Posted April 7 2020 - 10:22 AM

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I have recently started breeding mealworms and all of them are beetles now. Last week I saw some mating and yesterday, I also saw a female laying eggs. So I expect to see some nymphs, babies, larvae, or whatever their called, hatching.


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#2 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted April 7 2020 - 10:23 AM

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how do they mate/what does it look like? It seems pretty weird to think mealworms can mate and lay eggs in the first place...


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#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 7 2020 - 10:51 AM

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how do they mate/what does it look like? It seems pretty weird to think mealworms can mate and lay eggs in the first place...

Mealworms are the larval stage of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor. It's the fully developed adult beetles that reproduce. If left in the right conditions for too long, the mealworms will pupate and develop into those beetles.


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#4 Offline Broncos - Posted May 14 2020 - 3:30 PM

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There are about 70-100 mealworms of different sizes. The first batch of eggs has become almost fully mature to pupate. The beetles are constantly mating and laying eggs which is good.

Currently Keeping:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus Bicolor & Concolor

Pogonomyrmex Subnitidius

Camponotus US CA-02

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