This kit includes live mealworms to start your colony. The mealworms are well packaged and can survive more than 4 weeks in travel! (ETA uk mainland:3-5 working days).
1-Medium 3 tier breeding tower
1- Bag oats for sub straight/food
1- Box of Mealworms
1- Pair of gloves
1-Info and care booklet
This is a high quality 3 tier mealworm breeding tower perfect for producing your own feeder insects to save money and breed very small insects for many different reptiles and invertebrates.
The top trey is meshed to sort the worms/eggs from the beetles automatically. This is important as the beetles can eat the eggs. The eggs will fall threw the mesh and hach in the lower draw allowing you to easily gather mealworms to be fed.
The bottem draw can be used for pupa or rotate the draws and use both as mealworm draws.
The insects will not escape from this farm due the design and the insects inability to climb plastic.
-Durable compact design
-Saves money on feeding pets
-Healthy nutritious live food for your pets
-Have easy access to the right size insect’s
-Selectively breed your own mealworms for bigger/smaller worms
-Fun and educational
-Entertainment from observing and feeding the insects
Directions for use:
Simply put a good layer of Oats (included) with some slices of cucumber/tomato/potato/carrot for moisture into the top trey with meshed bottom and then add the Darkling beetles when they hatch. The eggs layed by the beetles will fall threw the mesh and hatch in the middle trey.
Darkling beetles can live for up to 8 weeks and lay 100s of eggs.
Add the mealworms to the middle trey with some oats and slices of cucumber/tomato/potato/carrot for moisture. The mealworms will pupae and hatch into beetles with a week or 2. mealworm eggs will hatch and grow to full size in around 4 weeks if kept at room temperature and given a good diet.
Add the pupa (They look like white aliens) to the bottom bin. Pupa cannot move(apart from wiggle) or eat. After about 10 days the pupa will hatch into beetles and can then be transferred to the top trey to begin breeding and laying eggs.
Beetles, pupa and mealworms are all safe to handle and consume by pets or even humans!