Kaytee Mealworms – What You Should Know
You can buy Keed Mealworms at your local feed store. These mealworms can make a cute and tasty addition to your family’s dinner plate. You can find them in different colors, including red and orange. Some people prefer the bright colors, while others prefer the more subtle shades.
It is important that you know which kind you are buying. The most common variety is called Dungworth Mealworm. This is usually sold in bags of eight worms. It is important that you choose the correct size for the amount of feed you plan on getting. They are sold in different sizes, but they all get the same amount of nutrients from the dry pellets they come in.
You should put the worms in a plastic bag when you first purchase them. This helps prevent them from being sold to another customer. Once you have cleaned them, you can add some oil to them so that they are easier to fry. They will still be crunchy without the oil.
After you have placed the mealworms into their tank, you should allow them to eat the mealworms daily. They will usually die after eating two or three worms per day. They can survive for a week without eating but it is best to wait until they have been eating regularly for a week to start thinking about adding them to your normal diet. If you do it incorrectly, they could end up poisoning you instead of helping you with your worms.
It takes a few days for the mealworms to become active. You can watch them and measure if they are moving around. If they are not moving, they may be dying. Remove them from the tank and hang them to see if they start to die. If they do not die, you will probably have to keep them in the refrigerator for a few weeks because they grow quickly.
When the worms are dying, you should remove them carefully. Remove all the leaves and buttons and place them in Tupperware or other container to air out. This is important to ensure that no diseases are transferred to the worms once they are dead. You should also put a piece of cheese on each worm to ensure they have something to bite into once they are dead.
Once the mealworms are ready to be stored, you should put them in a plastic bag sealed with a freezer bag. This will help keep them fresh and prevent them from having mold build up in the bag. You can store them in the freezer for up to two months before you eat them. Once you eat them, make sure they are cleaned thoroughly. If they have mold, you may need to purchase a cheese cloth to clean them and then store them in a cool dark area to kill any remaining mold.
The mealworms will usually live for two to four weeks. Once they have died, you should remove them and place them in the refrigerator to kill any remaining eggs. Freezing or refrigerating them will kill any live worms.
After you have purchased your worms, you should immerse them into a bucket of warm water that contains sawdust or chalk. They will float easily on the surface. The mealworms will enter their exoskeletons and begin feeding on the wax materials. As the worms feed, they will produce wax jelly. This jelly is what the fish will attach itself to. This process can cause the worms to be stuck to each other as they are being fed and can cause them to become useless.
When you are cleaning out your tank after you have worms in it, you should take some time to check on the worms. If you see them dying or struggling to get through their exoskeleton, immediately remove them. Remove any dead worms along with their bodies and tape them up with tape. The tape will ensure the fish does not eat the tape and infect itself with the worm. Remove the tape and discard the worm and any other live worms in your tank.
Now that you have your worm farm established, you can begin feeding your fish. There are generally five to eight different foods to choose from. The fish will consume the foods as they become hungry. They will also grow at an accelerated rate, so you may want to feed more than once a day.
You can expect to see your fish experience a number of things once you begin to feed them mealworms. They will experience growth, a growing sensation in their gills and may even start to produce eggs. You will most likely see your fish flushing heavily at this point and may even have to force them to flush. You will find that feeding your Kaytee mealworms on a regular basis will benefit your fish and keep them healthy. They are a great addition to any freshwater aquarium and make a great addition to the hobbyist’s diet.