What Causes Mealworms to Slow Down?

Answer Mealworms are not worms. They are the larva of the darkling beetle, that are wormlike in shape, with a hardened exoskeleton that allows them to burrow. Mealworms' activity level will vary, depend... Read More »

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Where do mealworms come from?

According to the Center for Insect Science Education Outreach at the University of Arizona, mealworms are the wormlike larval stage of a small, hard-shelled black beetle, known as the darkling beet... Read More »

Can mealworms see?

Mealworms, the larva of darkling beetles (Tenebrio molitor), possess underdeveloped sensory organs, including very tiny eyes and shortened antennae. Since their main purpose, in larva form, is to e... Read More »

What do mealworms eat?

Mealworms eat a variety of foods including dry wheat and oat bran, chicken mash, slices of apples, potatoes and carrots. Replace fruits and vegetables when they begin to dry or mold. Use mealworms ... Read More »

Can mealworms hear?

Mealworms are the larvae of darkling beetles. At all stages of life, darkling beetles lack a true sense of hearing. Mealworms have no ears; they navigate their surroundings using a sense of touch a... Read More »