1st time breeding mealworms

dogndragonmom

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I bought 500 mealworms and my dragon could not eat them fast enough, so now I am attempting to breed them. I have well over 30 beetles. I seperated them into their own container with worm food and some greens, carrots and cucumber piece. How do I even begin to look for the baby mealworms, as they will be so small. When I do have them, do they need moved into their own container?
Attached is a photo of my current set up for the beetles. I have a sifter, so do I sift every couple days looking for baby mealworms? I am assuming that the beetles may eat the babies if I do not remove them, am I correct?

Any and all advice is needed please and thank you
 

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AHBD

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They should produce very well for you and the larger mealworms + beetles do not eat the babies. I've raised them off + on over the years, very simple to do. Just be patient and you'll see some baby worms soon .
 

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Patience is the key. One day you'll check on your containers and notice the bran/oats moving slightly. It's then you will realize you have 1209423 billion itsy bitsy little mealworms. But until then, you'll think you're a failure at breeding them because nothing is happening.

-Brandon
 

dogndragonmom

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Patience is the key. One day you'll check on your containers and notice the bran/oats moving slightly. It's then you will realize you have 1209423 billion itsy bitsy little mealworms. But until then, you'll think you're a failure at breeding them because nothing is happening.

-Brandon
Hahahaha
 

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