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DANROCKS700
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Too many mealworms!

Post: # 33519Post DANROCKS700
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:03 pm

I have a colony of 20 workers and I recently bought a pack of mealworms. There are too many mealworms and some of them have already started to change into beetles. Can somebody give me some advice please?

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Too many mealworms!

Post: # 33521Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:33 pm

DANROCKS700 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:03 pm
I have a colony of 20 workers and I recently bought a pack of mealworms. There are too many mealworms and some of them have already started to change into beetles. Can somebody give me some advice please?
Freeze them. Sick them in a mason jar and freeze them. Store them in the freezer, and then when your colony needs one, take it out, chop it up (no need to thaw( and stick it in their outworld.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

AntsDakota
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Re: Too many mealworms!

Post: # 35375Post AntsDakota
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:18 pm

Very good advice. Only 15 more posts to 100!
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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antnest8
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Re: Too many mealworms!

Post: # 35380Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:03 pm

you can try breeding them
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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