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How To Breed Mealworms….The Essentials

These Six Easy Steps Can Save you Thousands of Dollars in Mealworm Food Costs !

Mealworms are one of the easiest feeder insects to breed, making them a popular choice with wildlife enthusiasts. This is for good reason, as they require little maintenance and rarely smell.

All you need to get started is 3-4 containers to separate out the main life stages. Once you have this simple set up, it is easy to expand additional containers to produce as many mealworms as you need.

The number one reason people fail or struggle to breed mealworms successfully is they do not understand their life cycle properly. Once they do, the rest is easy. To avoid disappointment, please don’t skip this essential step.

Essential Things To Ask Before you Start Breeding Mealworms !!

Most people are Breeding the wrong Species or method. Get this right and you succeed….Get this wrong and you will probably fail.

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photo of a commercial mealworm farm with hundreds of blue trays in shelving. The front rows are pulled out so you can see the mealworms.

Setting up a Small Scale Mealworm Farm

So Lets look at these easy steps to be successful at Breeding Mealworms.

Step 1- Design Considerations of a Mealworm Farm (Essential Reading) 

Step 2 – Understanding the Life cycle of the Mealworm (preventing cannibalism etc.)

Step 3 – How to set up a Mealworm Farm (housing, how many etc.)

Step 4 – Mealworm Requirements (food, water, temperature etc.)

Step 5 – Managing a Mealworm Farm (separation and rotation etc.)

Step 6 – Mealworm Care and Maintenance (Cleaning, disease etc.)

Essential Reading-Design Considerations 

Essential thing Everyone needs to know before starting a Mealworm Farm.

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Commercial Mealworm Breeding

Our books, videos and articles set a benchmark for commercial mealworm breeding.

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Consultancy and Partnerships

One on One Consultancy (Paid) and Partnerships (Free Service) to help you create a profitable business.

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How Many Mealworms Can I Produce (Production Rates)

This article answers one of the post common questions I get asked? How many mealworms can I Produce. There ar ea lot of factors which determine this, and we discuss how many worms you get under different circumstances.

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A hand full of giant and yellow mealworms over two blue mealworm trays

The Worlds most Comprehensive Mealworm Breeding Guide and Webinar Series

We have just renovated a 20 foot caravan into an insect business which breeds Mealworms, crickets and Woodies. We have bench marked all build costs, operation costs (energy, food, time) and are now developing a webinar and book.

“The Complete Mealworm Breeding Webinar Series” which will greatly increase your knowledge of how to breed mealworms and super worms with greater consistency and ease. As with all our Feeder Insect Book Series, we will overhauled every aspect of mealworm production including…

  • Breeding
  • Food and water requirements
  • Making food and moisture requirements
  • Heating/storage
  • Container design
  • Maintenance/pest management,
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Grading/selling/commercial production
  • Lots and lots more!!

We will show you the commercial tips and tricks to breed a productive and low maintenance mealworm colony.

Email us at and let us know if you want to be advised when the book and video series are complete. 

photo of a commercial mealworm farm with multiple racks of blue mealworm trays. Mealworm farm is climatically controlled with an air conditioner, humudifier, ventilation fans and aluminium reflective insulation.

Why not Turn an Expense Into Income….Breeding for Profit ?

It can take many years to learn how to breed insects efficiently, learn how to avoid the pitfalls and increase your profit. Fortunately, at Wildlife Hub we have already done this for you so that you don’t have to learn from the “school of hard knocks”.

We have been breeding insects to Zoos, Wildlife carers, pet stores and the public for over 14 years.Our information will provide you with a tried and proven method to build your business. We can show you how to build a profitable insect business. See below how you can follow our latest project converting a 20 foot caravan into a profitable insect business.

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Free Insect Breeding Course

For more information on how to breed crickets and cockroaches, get your free 9  lesson  today.  These training courses has videos and lots of useful information which covers:

  • How a conventional cricket breeding system works
  • How our proprietary cricket breeding system works
  • Biology
  • Container design
  • Feeding, gut loading
  • Heating
  • Pest management and lots more…

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