Mealworms are great feeder insects, high in protein, vitamins and fat makes a tasty and nutritious meal for many Reptiles, Amphibians, Birds, and Fish. Leopard Geckos, Crested Gecko’s, Bearded dragons, Hamsters, Hedgehogs, Turtles, Lizards, Frogs, Chickens, Ducks, and Carnivorous fish
Mealworm’s life stages = Eggs, larvae, pupae and beetle.
It will take the mealworm Two or three weeks after the mealworm has pupated, a mealworm beetle will emerge. This is known as a darkling beetle. The egg stage typically lasts 7-14 days but low temperatures and humidity can lengthen double this incubation time.
The mealworm will stay in the larvae stage for about 4-6 weeks. The duration of the pupa stage usually lasts around 1-3 weeks. Once the pupa turns into an adult beetle it will reproduce and lay eggs until the life cycle ends and the beetle dies.