How do you keep mealworms?

It is important to keep your mealworms dry and well ventilated as any moisture from condensation could kill them.For a longer life, do not keep them too deep. The maximum depth, including any mealworm food, should be no more than 1 to 1.5 inches or 2.5 to 3.8cm。Keep them as cool as possible. Ideally no more than 10°C degrees so keep them somewhere cool. Watch out for the winter though, prolonged exposure to temperatures below 2°C will kill your worms. Our mealworms are shipped in regular boxes and therefore need to be transferred to a plastic container with small holes. Any kind of bran or meal should be added to the plastic container for bedding and food. They can be kept for weeks at 40 – 50 degrees F in the refrigerator. Lower temperatures can kill them. They will be slow moving when they are in the fridge. About every two weeks or so, pull the container out of the fridge, add a few small chunks of carrot or potato, which they will consume as a source of moisture. At the end of the day, remove any remaining carrot or potato, replace the cover, and put them back in the fridge. When buying mealworms, make it your last stop on the way home. Leaving mealworms in a warm or hot car for hours can kill them. You can get a lot of enjoyment from watching birds eat mealworms, and the mealworms are quite a treat for the birds!You can safely feed both dried and live mealworms to birds. Live mealworms are obviously the living form, while dried mealworms are simply mealworms that have been dried-out via heating or freeze-drying. Dried mealworms aren’t as beneficial to birds as live mealworms but are ok to feed and are convenient, easy to store and easy to feed.


Post time: Oct-10-2022