Cheap meal worms

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wolverine

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Cheap meal worms
« on: December 11, 2010, 11:34 »
Wilko sell them at 4 for two tubs that is 200g in total it seems like a good deal anyone get them cheaper?
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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 11:36 »
That's good compared to garden centres.

I buy mine loose from an animal feed supplier at 6.50 for 500g but not many people have easy access to a feed store.
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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 11:38 »
I just bought some from eBay recently - 500 g for 5.99 + 2.95 postage. That was the best deal on there...
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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 12:16 »
Why are they so expensive ?? Aren't they just dried lava? guess they must cost alot to breed hey?

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 13:03 »
Yes, they are the larvae of a beetle which have been freeze dried.

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 16:39 »
I get mine in Home bargains 1.49 for 100g, but they didnt have any this week  :blink:

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 17:52 »
Just with my mate who owns a pet shop and my new revised price providing I buy a kg is 1.60 per 100g so bye bye wilko :)

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 17:58 »
That sounds a bit better! :D I omitted to say that locally, if available at all, I have to pay 3.50 for 100 g. That's why I thought in my case, the eBay price was pretty good! ;)

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 20:01 »
I just paid 2.99 for 100gms of worms but they arent just any worms, they are - cranberry flavoured worms.  M & S cant do better than that.  :tongue2:  :tongue2:
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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 19:10 »
 :) me too i get them from home bargains not been able to find them cheaper anywhere else :)

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 19:13 »
I'm going into meal worm farming!!!  I don't get that much money for a chicken!!   :happy:

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 19:25 »
Ha ha When you add in the punnet of grapes @ 4 (Asda), porridge and daily spring greens think I'm getting ripped of for 1 mini egg a day. Must be love.  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 19:28 »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

I don't even get grapes at 4 a punnet!!!

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 18:12 »
We have just started mealworm breeding, following the price of them, the quality of the dried up things and the rate our chooks go through them.

Read up on t'internet about the breeding of them (Reptile breeders are the best) We bought a box of live mealworms about 2.50, a bag of Asda bran and Weetabix, put the lot in an old fishtank about 2 weeks ago, fed them carrot shavings, lettuce etc and left them. They are just changing into the pupae stage now, in about 2 weeks they should start into beetles which will then lay between 200 - 400 eggs. Mealworm city  :). And fresh live mealworms for the chooks. Some will be returned to the farm to ensure a constant supply of live ones. From what I have read it takes about 2 months for the complete lifecycle.
Until then it's back to Wilo's !

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Re: Cheap meal worms
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2010, 19:44 »
how long do the beetles live for or do they die after they lay



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