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Check out the 2 links about mealworms composting styrofoam!

Scientific study from Stanford University:

https://news.stanford.edu/pr/2015/pr-worms-digest-plastics-092915.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/su-msc121819.php

I've been raising mealworms on styrofoam for about 2 months now.  I've raised mealworms to adult beetles on styrofoam alone, just adding some water now and then. The beetles may be feeding on styrofoam as well, however I supplement the mealbeetles with beetle jelly sometimes. 

 

Are you composting styrofoam with mealworms too?  Post up!

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On 7/23/2021 at 11:13 AM, BensBeasts1 said:

I used to compost styrofoam but I realized it was negatively affecting my colony somehow.

Will you tell more about your experiences?  What happened with the colony?

Almost all of the mealworms (I started out with) are becoming beetles.  Hopefully they are laying eggs. I have to start looking for tiny larvae, some may be in the styrofoam.

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