White mealworm beetle

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White mealworm beetle

Postby Muffin797 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:37 am

So I've been trying to breed mealworms simply as a backup feeder because they are really easy to keep/breed. I've gotten my first few beetles and they all look normal. Except this morning I woke up and saw a new beetle that is white like this:
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What is this thing? Is this just a different version of a mealworm beetle? It looks like it has wings that it can use. Can it fly? Should I be worried about it escaping?
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Re: White mealworm beetle

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 am

That's how they look right when they molt and become a beetle. He will probably be black by the end of the day :)

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Re: White mealworm beetle

Postby Muffin797 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:31 am

Oh that's so weird. Thanks Brandon
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Re: White mealworm beetle

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:41 am

Not a problem, they are softer in that form, just like when the mealworms molt they are that white color :)

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