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jking
Jun 4

Moisture For Mealworms

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I watched some videos of Space Coast Mealworm. Is it ok to feed carrots for moisture once everyday of evenings or do they need moisture 24/7 in box. I have 7000 total in 2 different boxes. Just a rookie starting out here

JAMM Ento Farm
Jun 4

I feed mine once a day. Carrots work great and I’ve started using sweet potato as well. Thanks

john

Space Coast Mealworms
Jul 18

Fun fact - Mealworms can go up to a year without any added vegetables for moisture. They are able to pull it from the air in small amounts. Now this isn't ideal, because moisture plays a big role in how large worms get, and how quickly they go through a life cycle. Quicker life cycles means more worms per year for farmers, so moisture is very important to have!

 

On the other hand, too much moisture leads to mold or mite issues, and attracts flies and other pests as well. This is why we use carrots instead of really juicy options, to provide enough moisture, but not too much.

 

To answer your question, you don't need moisture in the bins 24/7. Some farmers add just enough vegetable matter to last the worms a day (small, thin pieces compared to a giant whole carrot), while others add vegetables every few days or so. It's all up to farmer preference, but just be sure to watch for mold growth if you put in a lot.

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