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The Secret Life of Meal Worms

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Quite a few of us have fed mealworms to our reptiles at various times, but most reptile collectors are entirely disconnected from the process. Mealworms are actually the larval form of the darkling beetle, and their life cycle is a process that shows off a lot of the awesome metamorphosis that can happen in more complex arthropods. In the Beginning Mealworms begin life as an egg of course. The darkling beetle that is the adult form of the meal worm typically burrows into softer soil and lays several hundred eggs. The egg is tiny, about the size of a grain...

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