MEALWORM BEETLE

12/10/2010

 
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Two weeks after the first mealworm pupae formed, a beetle has emerged. So far out of 50 larvae, 20 have pupated, & most of the others are lying still in the tub - getting ready to undergo their next stage of metamorphosis. After the beetles have mated, they will lay eggs in 7-10 days, which will hatch into larvae after 2 weeks - I will then have some interesting cooking tips for you!

 


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    Martin Adlington

    I am currently researching & writing about "extreme foods", including edible insects, & seaweeds as part of my preparation for not only surviving, but thriving, in the event of a natural disaster or major infrastructure failure.
    Part of my aim is to learn old hunter-gatherer skills - this process is also helping me to understand the ecology of my own area better, & I am also meeting other people who are rearing, growing, brewing, sewing, making, & repairing.....

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