Sarah Koster wrote:Trace, do you have a way of excluding eggs and baby mealworms from the beetles and larger mealworms? I was probably just a terrible caretaker for this, but I would sometimes forget to give my worms fresh vegetable for water and they'd take to cannibalism, especially of pupas. I also had a problem where there'd be dark spots on some of the pupae, and if they lived those beetles had deformities where the spots had been. I was kind of disgusted with myself after the last brood so it's been a few years since I raised them, but I'd like to try again if I can do so without making my mealworms sick. I think if I used mesh on the lids instead of just holes, isolated pupae til they became beetles and put beetles in fresh subtrate/container to lay eggs, and was more diligent to change the moisture-source vegetable I'd have a lot less problems.