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    Default Mealworm culture advice.

    Would these be good mealworms to start a culture? If so, what size do I need to buy?
    https://www.amazon.com/Bulk-Live-Mea...dp/B01M23X6WY/
    Any advice for starting a culture would be appreciated.
    Also, I have toadlets. What size mealworms will they be able to eat?

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    Default Re: Mealworm culture advice.

    Mealworms are easy. You need a bin, grain-based bedding, and moisture.
    Any shallow bin will do. For grain, I use chicken layer crumbles- non medicated. You could also use chick starter, however I have switched over to layer feed for it's higher calcium content.
    For moisture, I use half a potato, and replace as needed.
    You will need to sift occasionally, although I usually add more grain until the bin is full. Sifting is not my favorite job.
    That's really all there is to it.
    As far as size, toads will eat whatever will fit in their mouths, although if in doubt, smaller is better. However mealworms should not be used as a staple diet. They are harder to digest and less nutritious than most other feeder insects.

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    Default Re: Mealworm culture advice.

    Thank you. Would I still be able to breed the smaller ones? (I don't know if they stay that size or grow larger.)

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    Default Re: Mealworm culture advice.

    They would have to grow larger before they transform into beetles and reproduce.

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