Best foods for beetles

Tigger_14

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Im starting a mealworm farm and i just had three pupas turn into beetles what are the best things to feed them? If anyone has a list of things ? Other then like carrots and potatoes
 

J4ckdaw-

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Im starting a mealworm farm and i just had three pupas turn into beetles what are the best things to feed them? If anyone has a list of things ? Other then like carrots and potatoes
I’m not familiar with mealworm beetles but I used to have a rhinoceros beetle, it ate fruits and leaf litter. It may apply to those as well.
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leaf litter so like any lettues kale would they eat like oregano fresh or like basil? Or do i just give it and see?
By leaf litter I meant the dry leaves from outside, but they will most likely eat greens such as lettuce. You can do a trial and error with greens if you want but honestly they eat anything!
 

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For leaf litter, buy it bagged from a reptile supply, something like bio dude. (His stuff is pricey though).
 

J4ckdaw-

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Okay good to know how much do beetles tend to consume? Are they always eating like some bugs or not so much?
I left plenty with it, it ate what it wanted and I replaced it when necessary. I don’t know if this applies for mealworms though, give them some and if they eat it all give them more.
 

AHBD

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Carrots + potatoes are main staples with oatmeal or bran as substrate. They can eat many types of fruits +veggies but I avoid the softer stuff that can get moldy quickly. Apple is O.K, cauliflower leaf + stalk, raw green bean are a few.
 

Tigger_14

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Carrots + potatoes are main staples with oatmeal or bran as substrate. They can eat many types of fruits +veggies but I avoid the softer stuff that can get moldy quickly. Apple is O.K, cauliflower leaf + stalk, raw green bean are a few.
Thank you
 

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