Hey Guys, We have 2 new species joining the homestead today.
I have spent over a year researching Mealworms and a few months researching Crickets and I have taken the leap and ordered them.
I have to get their homes ready before they arrive by courier.
To make a Mealworm breeding farm, gather the following supplies-
3 x tubs (I used 20 litre or 5 gallon)
1 x tub half height (suitable to cut square out of bottom & fits into larger tub)
1/2 inch x 1.5 inch pine to make rectangle frame (length size depends on your tub size)
Soft fly Wire to fit frame and edges
Screws to fit frame to tub
Stapler with Staples to attach wire to frame
Oats for food
Sliced Potato & carrot for hydration
Egg cartons and toilet rolls
texta for making out
Drill with 1/8 drill bit
Stanley knife / box cutter
Fine tooth saw
Mealworms to start the process, I started with 600 Mealworms
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I'm Elissa and on this channel you will see my homesteading life.
I show you how to be more self sustainable & homestead in a small space.
You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens as well as breeding Mealworms and Crickets.
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