Acquired: Bred invertebrate myself
Posted Feb 06, 2015
These are an excellent treat for my birds and are a great meal for most anything that eats worms. They are so easy to keep but as a complete opposite of the fruit-fly - these guys eat rotting meat too!! YUCK!!
I tend to keep them in a meat composter with a hole that lets them escape or rather fall out for the birds which gives them a welcomed treat from time to time and gives me a use for my discarded meat goods from the trap line or butchering chores.
Some days, the younger birds head straight for the meat barrel in anticipation of what creepy crawly they may find, even before their first drink of water some days!
Mealworms are a great source of nutrients for many animals and aside from their terrible smelly homes serve an extremely important purpose on the farm and in nature of course.
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