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For some odd reason moms compost pile produced mealworms this year. I noticed after inspecting that they are in the dry dirt in pockets, any moisture and they wernt there. Seemed to be more toward the wood edge of the pile as well. just thousands of them in there. Got bored and tired after bucketing 2000. Maybe im missing something? We have never had them before, im assuming this the where the beetles lay or laid larva and ma just caught it at the right time? Insight/ knowlegde would be great.







 

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Grumpie... Yea man. I'm going to TRY again to take the boy up for some fishing Tuesday.

I know you probably won't be able to make it up with us, but I'd take a couple dozen or so. :). I'll let you know tomorrow... Maybe I could meet up with you Monday night. You want anything for em?
 

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id say your one lucky guy. I've had a compost pile for years never saw mealworms maggots on occasion but always in the summer. you may possible be able to gather them up and sell them to a pet store. or hell sell them on here for like half the price of the fishing stores.
 

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Littlemac, i dug more to see exactly where they were and they are in the dried clumped up cut grass from the summer, the wet layer below that had none. Try that ?
 

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If you put them in your fridge they'll stay at that stage for a long time. Otherwise they'll continue their change into beetles.

You could try preserving them the way you would salmon eggs. I think freezing them would make them mushy.
 

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Mom wants em gone. If you wanna come dig through it your welcome to as many as you can take home.

Allen- you get none.
 
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