How To Breed Mealworms….The Essentials

These 5 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 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.

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

Step 1Understanding the Life cycle of the Mealworm (preventing cannibalism etc.)

Step 2How to set up a Mealworm Farm (housing, how many etc.)

Step 3Mealworm Requirements (food, water, temperature etc.)

Step 4Managing a Mealworm Farm (separation and rotation etc.)

Step 5Mealworm Care and Maintenance (Cleaning, disease etc.)

Once you have mastered mealworms you should consider other species which are now just as easy to keep. In the past keeping cockroaches was messy and keeping crickets was high maintenance. At Wildlife hub we have spent over 12 years streamlining breeding these species with automated cleaning, food and water dispensers.

How Many Mealworms Can I Produce (Production Rates)

To get details on the amount of mealworms you can produce in a small area Click Here.

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. 

Why not Turn an Expense Into Income?

For Information and advice on commercial production, Click Here.  We have been breeding insects to Zoos, Wildlife carers, pet stores and the public for over 14 years.

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.

Learning to Breed Feeder Insects Efficiently and Increase Profitability

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”.

Our information will provide you with a tried and proven method to build your business. For more details on our feeder insect breeding books and video series Click here.

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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