Meal worm


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(Zool.) the larva of a beetle (Tenebrio molitor) which infests granaries, bakehouses, etc., and is very injurious to flour and meal.

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Twenty kilos of meal worm, 25,000 crickets and 50,000 cockroaches.
Suet balls and cake, quality bird seed, suet pellets, nuts and dried meal worm will attract starlings, robins, house sparrows, great tits, blue tits, coal tits, long tailed tits, greater spotted woodpeckers, collared doves, jays, chaffinches, bullfinches, wrens, dunnocks and balckbirds.
Viewers tune in nightly in their millions to watch the camp antics on the popular ITV show, revelling in the discomfort of the more squeamish celebs, faced with consuming unpalatable concoctions such as meal worm milkshake or seeing them reduced to near hysterics when coming face-to-face with a cage full of reptiles and critters and the perpetually smug Ant and Dec.
The mum-of-two went back to the fast food chain to complain after finding the bug, which is thought to be a meal worm.
The wishes of many students at Melvin Avenue Elementary School were granted Friday as Principal Keith Lord slowly chewed and swallowed an inch-long meal worm.
As the squeamish pair prepared to chow down on crickets, meal worm and locusts, Nadia added: "Somewhere in the world people eat these for dinner.
And as well as getting the chance to handle bugs, visitors can go to the BugWorld Experience Base Camp, to sample insect food delicacies from around the world, including chilli locusts, meal worm pancakes and oven baked tarantula.
FEEDING TIME Rob the friendly robin will eat out of the hand of anyone who's got a meal worm or two to spare - including Santa Claus.
There will also be a chance to handle bugs such as the giant hissing cockroach, while the daring can head to the Bug World Experience 'base camp', to sample insect food delicacies from around the world, including chilli locusts, meal worm pancakes and oven-baked tarantula.
Wrens will come to bird tables if you put meal worms out for them to eat.
Specialist bird food suppliers offer live meal worms and fat balls at this time of year.
The four of them held hands as they lay down in position in the dark cage, moments before a swarm of cockroaches, giant meal worms, rats, crickets and spiders were released over them.