My superworm breeding kit Pic Heavy!

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PuffPuff11

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darla200010":2d325 said:
PuffPuff11":2d325 said:
move the beetles to a different container and let the worms live in that container?
Yes.I have 1 beetle container, well sort of 2, 1 for now and 1 for later. After about 3 weeks I remove all the beetles to a fresh container and dump all the substrate from the one I just took them out of into my worm bin. Then I put new substrate into that bin, ready for the next time.

So give the beetles 3 weeks to mate.... then take them and put them in a new container, remove the dead ones..... and then put the oatmeal substrate from the container that had the beetles in it into the container with worms...

The big worms I already have in the worm container wont eat the eggs or baby worms?
 

darla200010

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PuffPuff11":d81fb said:
The big worms I already have in the worm container wont eat the eggs or baby worms?
That I don't know. I keep all my babies together. I pick out grown ones and put in another container. I didn't do anything special with the eggs, I don't know what you could do as I can't see them. You'll figure out what is best for you as you go along. I may be wrong but I think the baby worms are more cannibalistic than the grown ones. I don't worry about the babies much. Removing the beetles is for their protection as the babies love to eat mom and pop.
 

fresnowitte

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I just wanted to say, "thank-you!" ..............To Chris an everyone else that posted in this thread.

:blob8: I Have Baby Supers! :blob8:
 

fresnowitte

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clear":fd0ce said:
congrats! I am glad everything worked out for you!
Thanks Chris!
I love it I'm so excited one less type of feeder to buy.

HEY! :blob8: :blob8:

The little boogers take long enough I was just about to get discouraged when I noticed the microscopic little worms this evening. :D
 

covedweller

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barbara, how long did it take for you to notice the little worms? i removed my beetles after two weeks of them being beetles. now, it's been one week of looking at a tub of oatmeal which, hopefully, has baby worms developing in it. diane
 

Ryan Maguire

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Nice to see this topic back up at the top, I just bought 500 supers last night and am' planning on breeding them. I just need to go buy some stuff now like bead bins and stuff to store pupae.

I noticed in your first picture that there isn't much ventilation getting in the bins, don't these need ventilation?
 

fresnowitte

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covedwellerxd2":68e09 said:
barbara, how long did it take for you to notice the little worms? i removed my beetles after two weeks of them being beetles. now, it's been one week of looking at a tub of oatmeal which, hopefully, has baby worms developing in it. diane
It took about 3 weeks to a month after I removed the beetles before I noticed the microscopic worms. I have obsessed on them I was really about ready to through in the towel when I noticed them last night. I have to laugh at how happy and excited I got when I seen them. Mind you I had to use a magnifying glass to see them, but they are there. :blob8: :blob8: They are very hard to see in the meal substrate without a magnifying glass.

More free food and fishing bait hey!
Now I won't feel guilty anymore for stealing my beardies food for bait. :lol:

Ryan Maguire":68e09 said:
I noticed in your first picture that there isn't much ventilation getting in the bins, don't these need ventilation?

The bins/ plastic drawers that Chris has actually get more ventilation than you'd think. I personally just used several dollar store plastic tubs but will work the same. :)
 

Ryan Maguire

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I went out today and bought some stuff after viewing this thread.

I bought one of those little beat storage kits for $1 at the dollar store. It has 15 slots, and I drilled 3 holes into each slot for air. I think i'll go back and get a 2nd bead kid for another $1 so I can have 30 slots filled at once. I put 1 worm in each of them. I placed it on top of my hard drive for now because its warm and dark. 8)

I also bought that same storage unit.
 

nesta's mommy

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clear":dbeea said:
after they are grown, about 2" long


oh no... wait, someone please clarify this for me...

if i buy the 25 count cups of them at petsmart are you telling me that eventually the superworms are going to turn into beetles inside those little cups?

i just bought 17 cups thinking that id just stock up.. but now will they turn into beetles?
 

nesta's mommy

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or is it only when you leave 1 worm without any food etc...

because the ones in the cups come with food already. so instead of morphing will they just die?
 

fresnowitte

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nesta's mommy":19b70 said:
or is it only when you leave 1 worm without any food etc...

because the ones in the cups come with food already. so instead of morphing will they just die?
Good possiblity that it will just die instead of morphing!

I had to seperate the worms into indiviual containers without any substrate or food inorder to stress the super out so it will morph.
 

nesta's mommy

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phewffff, thank god... my husband is already angry enough that we have roaches nevermind here are 17 cups of superworms in a plastic bag under the bed... now he won't sleep unless hes positive these things won't morph. :) thanks for the quick response.

i hope that doesn't happen :silent: :shock: :? :shock: :? :? :shock: :?
 

clear

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In my first attempt I used film canisters with a hole in the top, the worms started chewing at the hole and some got out! I dont put holes in them anymore and i get roughly 75% morphs
 

nesta's mommy

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oh jeez, these cups have holes in them... am i gonna be feeding nesta one day and beetles are gonna jump out at me?!

ps. my hubby slept on the couch last night and refuses to come in our room unless he's positive.
 
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