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zophobas morio - beetle question

Does the zophobas morio beetle have a similar timeline of egg production as tenebrio molitor? Basically after 2-3 months the tenebrio molitor beetle isn't laying much at all, anything similar with the zophobas morio beetle?


  • Accordiing to Friedreich & Volland's book (2004) "Breeding Food Animals: Live Food for Vivarium Animals" it takes Zophobas morio longer to reach adulthood (~105 days) than Tenebrio molitor (70 days). And then adult Z. morio females will lay lots more eggs (~1,500 eggs) over a 12 month period than adult T. molitor (~160 eggs) over a 3 month period.

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