Posted Jul 01, 2014
I first started raising these for my chickens, since I bought them I figure why not raise them instead. They cannot drink water like you would normally water things. They drink water form watery foods like potatoes, carrots, etc. You have to slice them up and put them on the top of the bedding and change them when they dry out, which in the summer here is everyother day. Their bedding is cheap, you can get this stuff called grain mill, which is the leftover from milling oats, barley, etc from a feed store and it is cheap cheap. They do not reproduce quickly and the larvae will eat the eggs of the beetle, so you have to sift the bedding often to remove the larvae often or you wont have any reproduction. The worst part is that their poop is not good for you, after working with it for a while and as the poop starts to build up you can and probably will become allergic to it, and I have been told it can be serious. When I learned this I fed them all to my chickens that day, cause I cannot afford to get hazmat clothes, silly sounding but true.