Yes, superworms breed, but not unless you really try to get them too. They need to be by themselves to turn into pupae (most of the time). So as long as you keep them together, you won’t have a problem.
After they turn into a beetle, which you can use some kind of heat source to make it go faster, you put them into another container and after a bit they will lay eggs (you should know what happens next!!)
Get your sterilite 6Qt (5.6 L) Tupperwear container and cut a big hole in the lid of the container. Then hot glue a piece of screen that you cut out to cover the hole in the lid. This will allow for proper ventilation in your worm enclosure. Next, place about 3-4 inches of food/bedding into the tupperwear along with your worms. Lastly put a piece of fruit or vegetation in the tupperwear and place the lid on the enclosure. Then you are done.
You can try that, but having moist substrate is preferable to living in a dry grain material. Mads
I think you can tell only when they mate, but then again I've never touched supers, I hate the big beetles they are scary, that's what haunts my sleep at night right there!
I just got a few beetles yesterday, I really hope they aren't infertile, I have about 50 pupae left.
Have them setup in some kind of container (start off small)
Can I just add in little dishes with water in them? But of course they have to be high enough so that the superworms can't get in them.
To make your own enclosure all you need is…
Your mealworms and superworms will get their food through their bedding that you choose to put in their enclosure which may include…. wheat bran, oatmeal, cornmeal, wheat flour, Wheaties, Cheerios, ground up dry dog food, or a mixture of these dry foods.
I saw a bunch mating today so I guess I will be getting more super worms. How many eggs does one female lay?
Wow really?! That would be something to see! Speaking of mealworms, my 4th generation of beetles are about to come!
(containers) some kind of rubbermaid container or drawers, or just an aquarium or something plastic
Do the super worms breed? If so how can you prevent it?
never let ants get to your meal worms. they will kill the whole colony!
If you keep them that dry they will cannibalize each other and you only get a fraction of the production per tub. Of course, for your own personal use, it won't make much of a difference. When you raise them commercially, every little detail can make a huge difference. Mads
Make sure you have them with a water source at all times, so if your apple, potatoe, celery, or whatever you using make sure if it dries to replace it!
Their substrate will be their food which will be… wheat bran, oatmeal, cornmeal, wheat flour, Wheaties, Cheerios, ground up dry dog food, or a mixture of these dry foods.
Most of the time, the worms are unable to get out of the tupperwear depending on how much food/bedding you put in. The smooth surfaces of the tub are too slick for the worms to climb. So a lid isn’t even necessary.
Nope, if you don't seperate them they will eventually die of age.
(water source) Celery is what I use but you can use potatoes, carrots, lettuce, apples, I've even heard grapes!
Hydration will be given to your worms through a source of fresh fruit and vegetables. A good source of hydration would be apples, carrots, slices of potatoes, pieces of kale, and etc. Make sure to remove pieces of uneaten fruit and vegetation every other day or weekly to avoid mold build up in the enclosure. Do not use a bowl of water since worms will crawl in and drown.
It wasn't fun, they got into everything, and the beetles were nasty looking, I still find one every now and again
(bedding) Oats, Bran, Dried Cerial (preferable crushed and no flavoring), some other sort of grains
I did my best with super worms and here is the end result-
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I'm just going to go mealworms... When buying them, I didn't read the label and just thought there was no difference.
Humidity should be low (almost dry). Too much humidity will most likely wipe out your colony of worms. Humidity builds up bacteria and mold in a worms enclosure.
Really? Well I don't do much else and I've never had a single death superworms, but very interesting. And also this has nothing to do with the best way possible it's just what I do.
I think you can tell only when they mate, but then again I've never touched supers, I hate the big beetles they are scary, that's what haunts my sleep at night right there! Can I ask a mealworm related question?[I answered my own question ]Here goes :I have giant mealworms and they pupuated but aren't changing into beetles [it's been 12 days] and I'm worried they can't be bred, am I doing something wrong?
I have giant mealworms and they pupuated but aren't changing into beetles [it's been 12 days] and I'm worried they can't be bred, am I doing something wrong?
Well I have 4 superworm beetles and about 10 pupa so I would say that is a success.
Mealworms and Superworms do not need any special lighting whatsoever. The only thing they need is a source of heat through a normal house bulb or heat lamp. You may even use a heating pad.
There the samething only to pupate them you have to keep them individually because they don't pupate in a colony for some reason
After a little while (depending on what size of mealworms you bought) they will start to pupate, I've had a problem where the pupa will almost never survive which the cause for that is as it was a mealworm it did not eat anough moisture (carrots,ect.)