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superworm question


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Posted by rodmalm on May 13, 2003 at 06:16:11:

In Reply to: superworm question posted by jedmonds on May 12, 2003 at 22:37:59:

The main reason is that when they "slow down" to pupate, the others will eat them! Not pupating when there are disturbances around is probably an evolutionary way of staying alive to be able to reproduce in the future.

I have had them pupate with others around (so it can happen), but they were given a lot of space so they weren't being disturbed all the time.

This probably doesn't happen with regular mealworms because they are slower moving, less tropical, and less cannibalistic.

Rodney

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