What Should Be Noticed for Raising Mealworms?

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As for the mealworm farmers, there are many precautions should be noticed when they are running their mealworm breeding plants. The breeding method of the yellow mealworm, the selection of commodity worms, the correct use of mealworm sorting machine and Tenebrio insect disease prevention management should be paid enough attention, so as to ensure that the breeding of mealworm has greater benefits.

Why use the mealworm separator machine when raising mealworms

In the process of raising Tenebrio Molitor, especially in the larval, pupal and adult stages of mealworms, it is often necessary to use mealworm sifting equipment. When feeding larvae, most farmers choose to use various types of leaves and wheat bran. When the larvae in the breeding box grow for a period of time, a large amount of worm dung and worm skin will be produced in the breeding box, and even some dead insects will appear gray and black in the entire breeding box.

Brand-new Shuliy mealworm machines
Brand-new Shuliy mealworm machines

At this time, the breeder must screen the larvae in the breeding boxes in time, and separate the dead insects, worm skins and dung, as well as the leftover and contaminated feed debris to ensure a clean environment for the mealworm. During the entire mealworm growth cycle, farmers will screen the insects in the breeding boxes almost every 7-10 days. Therefore, an efficient mealworm separating machine is necessary.

Precautions for raising the Tenebrio Molitor

1. Pay attention to the scattered breeding of Tenebrio Molitor.

Eggs, larvae, pupae and adults mealworms at different developmental stages must be kept separately, which is convenient for feeding according to different requirements. It can also prevent larvae from eating pupae and adults from eating eggs easily during feeding. Larvae of the same age should be reared together for easy feeding, marketing, and sorting. For example, small larvae need to be supplemented with nutrients, but mature larvae are not required; the newly emerged adult worms are relatively tender, have poor resistance, and cannot eat feeds with more water.

How to raise the mealworms
How to raise the mealworms

2. Pay attention to separate feeding of mealworms.

After the larva grows to the fifth instar, it will become pupae. The pupae should be picked out from the feeding box in time and kept in a separate place for feeding. Because the pupae do not eat food or move, they can be bitten or killed by larvae if placed with them.

3. Pay attention to the density of mealworm farming.

The thickness of the larva in the breeding box should not exceed 2 ~ 3 cm, so as to avoid death caused by fever; the pupal stage should be placed in a ventilated, dry and heat-preserving environment, and it should not be closed and damp, so as to prevent the pupae from decaying or turning yellow and black. In the hot summer, the bark skin is easy to dry. It should be turned properly and spray a small amount of water to keep the bark skin moist. Larvae and adults have the habit of eating each other, so the feeding density should not be too large.

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