Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mealworms for sale



And now a word from our sponsor: my college student nephew that lives with us has expanded my mealworm colony into a business: NCMealworms.com. We now have hundreds of thousands of mealworms that are just waiting to fill the tummies of your favorite wild birds. So if you need mealworms, we would really appreciate your business. Our website accepts Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, or Paypal.


mealworms for sale


This is my nephew Patrick - he bought his first car a few months ago, a 1994 Nissan Sentra. Any mealworm business that you could pass his way would help him pay his car insurance bills.


patricks first car


7 comments:

dguzman said...

Susan, that's great! I'm definitely sold. I bought some mealworms once at my petfood store, but they were dead and kinda dried-up, and the birds were completely uninterested. Do you ship them live? (ick) Or are they just freshly dead? I don't know much about the mealworms.

Patrick Belardo said...

I don't know much either. How well do they cope with the cold weather up here in NJ? I plan to buy some if they'll work with the cold here.

Susan said...

Delia & Patrick, oh yes, they are alive. Just store them in some wheat bran or uncooked old-fashioned oats in a cool place. To feed the birds, I put some in a heavy glass dish on or deck railing (which is near my feeders). I usually put some out in the morning & again in the evening. Nuthatches, chickadees, bluebirds, titmice and Carolina wrens all love them. As far as the cold, I think once the birds find them, they will eat them before the worms freeze. And maybe they would even eat frozen ones????? I'm not sure.

Patrick Belardo said...

Ok, I'm off to New Mexico on Friday, but I'll probably order some when I return.

Susan said...

New Mexico - cool!

dguzman said...

Great--thanks for the info, and I'll get some after the holiday! The yardbirds will be so thankful.

melworms 2010 said...

I have recently have done an experiment, The aim of this experiment is to observe how mealworms react when their body temperature is changed whether they speed up or slow down, with the change of temperature. for one of the tests i put 3 mealworms in the freezer one for 2 mins other for 5mins and last for 7mins. after 2minutes the mealworm was still alive it was perfectly fine it went down our 1.4m track in 3.18minutes the body temperature of it was 19 degrees. after 5 mins it was still alive but just it was not able to make it down the track with a body temperature of 13 degrees. the mealworm I stored in the freezer for 7minutes it was bareley alive, it also did not finish the track its body temperature was 8 degrees. As that test was not as succeful as I thought we do same experiment just in the fridge .Mealworm one after 2 minutes made it down the track in 3.46 with a body temp of 15 degrees, mealworm 2 after 5 minutes made it down the track in 3.53 minutes and 14 degrees body temperature after coming out of the fridge, mealworm 3 after 7 minutes made it down in 7.53 minutes with a body temperature of 12 degrees.
hope this helps