As outlined below there are some important considerations in designing your mealworm farm. Each of these have a section dedicated to them, which you can access directly with the link below or in the index page.
This is perhaps the most important question you need to answer. Most people assume that they should breed the yellow mealworm, however it may not be suited to warm temperate or tropical environments (without climate control). Getting this right may be the difference between inconsistent and frustrating breeding problems or consistent and productive growth rates.
There are 2 main systems to choose from. Both have advantages and disadvantages. The Screen Breeding System has less maintenance however may have lower production rates (Better for hobbyist or small scale). The Filtering Breeding System has higher maintenance however will have higher production rates (better for medium to large Scale)
The more separation of age groups you have, the lower the cannibalism and the higher the output. The number of trays you have needs to be balanced between maintenance and output.
All of the above factors in conjunction with the environment you breed mealworms in (with or without climate control) will affect growth rates. In this section we discuss the different production rates you could expect given the setup and environment you choose.
Check out the section for each of the above and design the system right for you!!