Talk:Mealworm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Food and drink  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Food and drink, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of food and drink related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
 
WikiProject Insects (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Insects, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of insects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Breeding mealworms[edit]

Mealworms are really popular feeder foods for reptiles and the article could do with some expansion on the topic. I don't however have permission to edit the article. I would urge anybody who has permission to do so - this page has a really good guide on doing it: http://www.reptileexpert.org/mealworms.php —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.148.29.157 (talk) 19:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

I'm concerned about the "copyright" notice on the bottom, although it does grant permission to redistribute. Fledchen 14:20, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Also the use of "I" and "you" in the care section is jarring and not really appropriate for an encyclopedia.SusanNunes 02:31, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

nutrition[edit]

Can these be a useful source of vitamin b12? Sunnan 00:19, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, they are a source, but very small.Kingalex56 17:05, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

size[edit]

I was going to correct the size, then I saw it said -circumference- instead of length. That's about right, but I don't think the size of the adults is right. The one thing I remember about raising mealworms is that the adults are so bizarrely smaller than the larvae.. the mealworms are well over an inch long, while the adult darkling beetles are not even 3/4 of an inch..

Mealworms as pests[edit]

Since mealworms are a common pest, it would be helpful to have information (perhaps external links or links elsewhere in wikipedia) on how to prevent your flour from being infested by mealworms. The current page says that cooked mealworms are edible by humans, but it would also be useful to say whether there is any danger to eating uncooked flour (e.g., cookie dough) that may contain eggs or larvae -- e.g., might they carry (or be) gastrointestinal parasites?

It would also be interesting to know how granaries, millers, bakers and grocers deal with mealworms and similar pests on a larger scale.

I'm experimenting on how far a mealworm can go in just a minute. Do any of you know the answer?

Giant Mealworms[edit]

I raised mealworms for a short time and discovered that some of my competitors used a juvenile hormone to increase the length in the larval stage. The juvenile hormone that was recommended to me by a Professor of Entomology to try for this result was a product called Precor 1%, which was primarily developed to exterminate fleas and marketed for the same. I had some degree of success, but was not able to achieve the degree of success that my competitors were able to achieve. Had I been able to employ an entomologist to perfect the process I'm remain certain that I would have eventually been able to match the same results that my competitors had achieved. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 206.251.11.117 (talk) 23:39, 10 December 2006 (UTC).

DO MEAL WORMS HAVE BELLYBUTTONS?[edit]

HEY YEAH IM DOING A REPORT ON MEALWORMS PUT I NEED TO KNOW IF MEALWORMS HAVE BELLYBUTTONS? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.146.240.4 (talk) 00:06, 18 April 2007 (UTC).

no. Debivort 05:18, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

no they do not we have 500+ mealworms — Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.239.109.112 (talk) 06:22, 16 August 2011 (UTC) pickl e — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.154.148.177 (talk) 20:41, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

mealworms in rice[edit]

how can you protect your rice from meal worms? i don't understand how they get in there. Are they already in the rice, or do they get in if the bag is not sealed well? would an airtight container work? help me out please because the thought of consuming mealworms makes me sick. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.200.201.160 (talk) 03:22, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

i found out, air-tight containers are thebest way —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.200.206.224 (talk) 01:20, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Food and drink Tagging[edit]

This article talk page was automatically added with {{WikiProject Food and drink}} banner as it falls under Category:Food or one of its subcategories. If you find this addition an error, Kindly undo the changes and update the inappropriate categories if needed. The bot was instructed to tagg these articles upon consenus from WikiProject Food and drink. You can find the related request for tagging here . If you have concerns , please inform on the project talk page -- TinucherianBot (talk) 12:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Human consumption[edit]

Why doesn't the "human consumption" section actually discuss human consumption of mealworms? +Angr 22:37, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Try: Will your next burger be ground-up mealworms? By Charles Choi. Published December 20, 2012. LiveScience. Pring (talk) 04:28, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Here's a link: http://www.livescience.com/25709-mealworms-sustainable-meat-alternative.html ~Amatulić (talk) 06:12, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Food[edit]

Mealworms eat decaying leaves,sticks and grasses. They also get their water from potatoes, apples, and other fruits or vegetables containing water. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.96.165.89 (talk) 19:59, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

mealworm beetles in the wild[edit]

This article is severely lacking for a biology/zoology article. It only discusses the beetles in the context of their use by humans, and, while this is important, it should also contain information on the beetles in a natural setting. Where are they originally from? What do they eat in the wild? --Laryaghat (talk) 21:31, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

You are welcome to expand the article with a section on habitat. The external links at the bottom of the article provide some information, and it would be better if they were converted to references instead of links. One of them says mealworms are rarely found in the wild. I don't see information about where they are originally from. ~Amatulić (talk) 00:50, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Krümelomat, 15 May 2011 +makropicture[edit]

File:Mehlwurmmakro 2.jpg

Krümelomat (talk) 09:49, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done! ~Amatulić (talk) 16:48, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Where do they eat mealworms?[edit]

I accessed this article to find out what cultures out there eat this kind of food. I didn't find any information here. I think it would be informative for someone who knows to add this to the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.27.178.208 (talk) 19:09, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 July 2012[edit]

Under External Links - "Bird eating mealworm" link appears to be broken, video has been removed from Youtube Coachace (talk) 00:06, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Done Thanks for pointing that out. RudolfRed (talk) 00:18, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Not done: Link to commercial pest control company not added - please see WP:ELNO. Thanks. Begoontalk 05:31, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Conflicting larval sizes[edit]

The lead states that larvae are typically 2.5cm in length, whereas another section states that larvae exposed to juvenile hormones reach abnormal sizes of over 2cm. Which is correct? Only the latter claim is referenced, so should the first statistic be removed? 129.234.114.138 (talk) 14:38, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

/* Edit request on 2 July 2014 */ — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChristopherMathew (talkcontribs) 08:16, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Doing a Research Paper[edit]

Hey I just did a research paper on Mealworms and found this to also be a great guide http://mealworms.org/. I tried adding it to the external links section or "refernce" section to help other people out but there isn't an edit button..? Maybe a moderator can make this fix. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChristopherMathew (talkcontribs) 21:16, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 July 2014[edit]

While doing a lot of extensive research on Mealworms I found this to also be a great guide http://mealworms.org/. I know that people are always trying to add their "commercial or company" links but this one is different. Complete value here at this site. I just did a research paper and finding info on mealworms is somewhat of a tough topic to come by. Thanks for your time and hopefully I can add some value to this source.

ChristopherMathew (talk) 15:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • UPDATE: My apologies! I simply wanted to add a resource to the external links section http://mealworms.org/

Found a Great External Source for Info - edit request on 15 July 2014[edit]

Semi-protected edit request on 9 July 2014[edit]

While doing a lot of extensive research on Mealworms I found this to also be a great guide http://mealworms.org/. I know that people are always trying to add their "commercial or company" links but this one is different. Complete value here at this site. I just did a research paper and finding info on mealworms is somewhat of a tough topic to come by. Thanks for your time and hopefully I can add some value to this source.

ChristopherMathew (talk) 15:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • UPDATE: My apologies! I simply wanted to add a resource to the external links section http://mealworms.org/

ChristopherMathew (talk) 16:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMr. Granger (talk · contribs) 01:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 13 December 2014[edit]

This is a request to edit the "As food" section on the wiki page "Mealworm".

The image with the description "A Chinese dish of mealworms from a Yunan restaurant" actually depicts bamboo worms. (I've done extensive internet research on both species and have handled mealworms in real life). I suggest to change the image to the one from this link: "http://www.yummly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Mealworm-Covered-Caramel-Apple-helablog.jpg", with the description: "A mealworm covered caramel apple, presented at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix." Pretty yummy, right? If this is the wrong way to make a request please give me a little push in the right direction. Thanks in advance.

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: Please visit WP:FFU and request your proposed image be uploaded and then come back here to request it changed once it is on a WMF server. Thanks you. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 22:44, 13 December 2014 (UTC)