I have moved my mealworm population into its own condo, or maybe townhouse is a better word. 🙂
This is an organizing cart on wheels with 4 slide-out drawers. It stands about 3 feet high and each drawer is more than 3″ deep. We have had it for years in our school room with supplies in it. Well, the school room has been converted to a guest room now, and the supply organizer to a Mealworm Breeding Facility!
Next comes the level of the darkling beetles. They are laying eggs in this bedding. The shelters are toilet paper rolls cut in half. Most of the beetles are under there now.
The next floor down is the nursery. This is where the pupae go to hatch into beetles. They don’t do much but lay there. There is some food and potato for when they emerge into beetle form.
AFTERNOTE: Don’t lay them on bare plastic like I did here. When they emerge as beetles they will be on their backs and they can’t flip themselves on the plastic. Make sure the whole surface is covered with bedding/feed.
The bottom floor is for supplies for now.
My previous posts on mealworms: