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Title: How Do Mealworms Interact With Each Other?


manit_parmar - November 28, 2009 05:41 PM (GMT)
I need to know the different ways that mealworms use to interact with each other. example mouth to mouth, butt to butt etc. Is there a particular way that they feel each other or interact with each other?How do they know that there is another mealworm in the same area? example if I put 2 mealworms in a jar, how would they know that they have a partner in that jar? Can you recommend some reading on this topic?

Thanks

Robyn - November 29, 2009 01:11 AM (GMT)
Like all animals, mealworms have nerves all over their external body. They will feel something touch them or move past them just as you do. They can use their eyes, little mouths, and little feet to touch and interact with each other. For the most part, they don't really communicate or have fun with each other though! If you were asking about reproduction, that occurs after they pupate to adult beetles. The "butt" of a mealworm, if you mean the place from whence waste is expelled, is not at the end of the mealworm but about 3/4 of the way down. They don't sniff each other like dogs. Mealworms can see and feel.

Broxandval - November 29, 2009 02:16 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (manit_parmar @ Nov 28 2009, 12:41 PM)
I need to know the different ways that mealworms use to interact with each other. example mouth to mouth, butt to butt etc. Is there a particular way that they feel each other or interact with each other?How do they know that there is another mealworm in the same area? example if I put 2 mealworms in a jar, how would they know that they have a partner in that jar? Can you recommend some reading on this topic?

Thanks

Hi Manit_parmar
First let us say welcome to the Forum from here in the UK. :)
What a strange sort of question I'm afraid many people dont really look at mealy worms in that way as most use them as a food source for either their Birds Fish or reptile Robyn is correct though in what she says :)
May we ask your interest in them please? :unsure:
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude




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