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    How long till mealworms turn into a beetle?

    If I were to buy like 2 dozen mealworms and store them in a container in my room, how long do I have till they turn to beetles? Im gonna buy some but its gonna be fed to my fish like 1/2 times a week. So would I be good like 2-3 weeks maybe?





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    I remembered doing a experiment on them in biology class, and it took around a month for them to turn into a full beetle. So I think you would be pretty good.

    P.S I think the mealworms they gave us were a bit older already, and most of the time they were in the metamorphic stage.
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    2-3 weeks is good. Just keep them in a cool room, their really slow growing when their warm. Plus you can feed the pupas to your fish too.



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    Stick 'em in the fridge. Then it takes them a LONG time
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    I cant do that or I will get screamed at.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyramid_Party;2451095;
    I cant do that or I will get screamed at.
    I wondered about that...

    I used to keep frozen pinks in the back of the freezer for my geckos. My mom wasn't happy when she found them...lol
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    explain to your wife/girlfriend/mother/room mare/ whoever has a problem with the mealworms in the fridge that keeping them in there is what will help prevent them from becoming beetles
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    fridge it fo so




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    Are you trying to breed them or keep them from turning into beetles? (pupating, I think its called)


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    you have a good while. well up to a month. you just have to be SURE that they aren't warming up too much. the colder the better. just sit them in a cabinet



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