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I have been breeding mealworms since almost a year now, and there is one question I keep asking myself, and could not find any answer online.
Why does the mealworm larvae turn black after death?
I kill them by freezing, or boiling. I found out that the boiling make them turn black, and freezing doesn't.
How do you prevent the darkening, when boiling them? Are they still safe to eat once black? Why exactly are they turning black? Oxidation? stomach explosion?
If you have some studies I could read, I would be glad!
Thank you for reading me :)