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#1 Offline DinoH - Posted July 30 2023 - 4:02 PM

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I have gotten mealworms one week ago. But their substrate from a day to another have gone moldy. Since them I took of the lid and put a paper towel on top of the substrate. But it’s gone worst, what should I do?IMG_3925.jpeg
I just added new carrots.

#2 Offline DinoH - Posted July 30 2023 - 4:03 PM

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What am I doing wrong? YouTube did not mention any of this.

#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 30 2023 - 4:19 PM

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Oatmeal molds much quicker than wheat bran. Switch out the bedding for wheat bran and try to reduce humidity. Two of those carrots is more than enough.
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#4 Offline DinoH - Posted July 31 2023 - 5:29 PM

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Oatmeal molds much quicker than wheat bran. Switch out the bedding for wheat bran and try to reduce humidity. Two of those carrots is more than enough.


I guy who keeps geckos told me to replace the substrate and I put wheat brain due to it being cheaper, so I’m glad it’s actually better! Thank you for the info.
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#5 Offline gs5248 - Posted August 2 2023 - 3:51 PM

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Why not just keep them in bioactive soil or coconut husk, then just feed them with oats and vegetables on the surface? I never understood why their substrate needs to be their food.



#6 Offline DinoH - Posted August 3 2023 - 5:16 AM

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Why not just keep them in bioactive soil or coconut husk, then just feed them with oats and vegetables on the surface? I never understood why their substrate needs to be their food.


Doesn’t it make them eat more so grow faster?

#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 3 2023 - 6:15 AM

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Once you get a large population of mealworms going, they eat through their bedding very fast. Putting a thick layer of wheat bran is best. You just need to keep it relatively dry.
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#8 Offline gs5248 - Posted August 3 2023 - 10:48 AM

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Why not just keep them in bioactive soil or coconut husk, then just feed them with oats and vegetables on the surface? I never understood why their substrate needs to be their food.


Doesn’t it make them eat more so grow faster?

 

I guess it depends on how many colonies you have, and how large they are.


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