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Hi Everyone, I'm new to to the whole meal worm farming business. I'm from the Philippines. Meal worm farming here is virtually unheard of. I'm in need of your help folks :) I just bought 25,000 meal worms 1 month ago. Around 5000 of them (maybe more)died in the process of getting back to my humble abode. ATM, I have close to 2500 pupae's. Around 700 or so already hatched into beetles. I'm still waiting all of the worms, around 15,000 of them to pupate. Here are a few problems that I encountered along the way though. Worms: -The bins have lids and I punched in a lot of holes at the top. Main problem I'm having constant condensation inside the bin. I wipe them everyday but the moisture always returns. I think it has something to do with the humidity (its very humid here in the tropics) and the bins having lids. And the water building up inside the bins are becoming a nuisance and its basically ruining my substrate. ( Kills some of the worms in the process). I just wanted to know how I can fix this.
Pupae: Is there a better way of sorting pupae besides picking them up? I've seen on some forums that a size 8 mesh could be used to filter them . Does it work 100%? Or is there a probability that some pupae fall through the mesh.?
Beetles: I have big concerns on my beetles. Some of them look really unhealthy. Some actually have broken or no wings. Some of them look chewed up. Did somebody else experience this? I've watched endless youtube videos and none of those videos seem to have the same beetles as I do. Maybe I'll just post a picture in this thread to show you folks. Is there a better way to transfer beetles to another bin? I haven't done the "mesh below the bin method" yet. But I heard it really works.
And I cant really find any Wheat Bran dealers here in our area. Felow Filipino mealworm enthusiasts- I need your help!!!