Friday, October 23, 2015

The Farms

Keeping micro farms is not extremely easy.  It's is not terribly hard either. There is a lot of sifting.  I guess it might take a discerning eye.  I have to keep a close look out for the teeny tiny little worms.

Meal worms
The "gross stage".  This stage is where the icky stuff goes.  The obvious dead and the molting.

OH BOY!! wow a hole what 10?

Once the worms grow up they hit the pupa stage and then hatch out as
small black beetles that then lay the eggs that hatch into the worms.

Super worms: the same as meal worms, just bigger and grosser.
Super worms

When they curl, they are ready to turn into a pupa

Super worm pupa

When the "leg looking things on the pupa" turn brown, they are very close to turn into a beetle.

When the pupa becomes a beetle, they are often white and brown or brown.

Very quickly they turn black.

These beetles are very clingy.  When ever I have to clean them
or remove the dead, I usually have to have David near by to catch
any that get out.  These beetles are icky.

Crickets: Well these are just a mess.  Hatching, not hatching, Living not living.  Some day!

And there you have it.  3 farms.  k~

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