So about three months ago, I decided I no longer wanted to pay high prices to buy meal worms for our hens. So what was I to do? Start a meal worm farm of course. I gathered all the supplies and set to work starting my meal worm farm.
Things went along wonderfully as the meal worms began to pupate and then turn into Darkling beetles. The beetles then did what any good group of beetles do, they mated like crazy….. and we waited, and we waited…… And finally we got our first meal worm!!!! Success!!!!
But wait, days passed. Days turned into a week. And yet we still only have one new meal worm!?!?!? What happened? Honestly, I do not know! So I will continue to care for my beetles and one lonely meal worm and hope that we see more babies, but I am not holding my breath. Sadly it looks like I will be buying more meal worm for my hens for some time to come. Hmmmm maybe that’s why meal worms cost so darn much!
To read about our whole meal worm farming adventure from the beginning, click here.