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PostSubject: Mealworm Life Cycle   Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:04 am

Okay so here is the general mealworm life cycle:
Egg-Takes around 7 to 15 days
Larvae-Takes around 30-100+ days
Pupae-Takes 7-20 days
Adults-Mature at 48-62 hours and live/reproduce for 2-3 weeks.
Total LifeCycle:takes anywhere from 3 months to a year depending on climate and food suply.Obvosiuly in captivity it takes about 2 months for a full cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: Mealworm Life Cycle   Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:41 pm

I'm thinking about writing a simulator for the growth life cycle for mealworms. What inputs might be suggested, other than the following; temperature, population, food quality and moisture? I've found some research papers written on this, so that has provided a solid science based starting point.
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