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meal worm

the larva of beetles of the genus Tenebrio; both larvae and adults are important pests, destroying flour, meal, and other cereal products; they are also intermediate hosts of nematodes of the genus Gongylonema, and of various tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
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She said: "The meal worms were very nice but in general there wasn't much taste to them.
I know it's only meal worms, it's really working me up and I don't want to put myself through it and get absolutely terrified.
If a bluebird comes and sits on the corner of your deck every morning, just put a little dish there with meal worms in it, and he'll be your buddy in no time.
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GLENDALE - Fourth-grade teacher Kim Labinger will have to clear some shelf space between the meal worms and stick bugs in her classroom to make room for a 2005 California Teachers of the Year award.
A snake, stick insects, cockroaches, an eel, beetles and huntsman spiders were poured into Jordan's see-through helmet while Ruddock got meal worms, giant cockroaches, crickets, an eel and tent spiders.
Paxton also sells regular and specialty birdseed by the pound, and the live meal worms that attract bluebirds are refrigerated at 45 degrees.
I'm not too keen on liquorice and I've found meal worms a touch difficult to swallow.
Other edible insects include meal worms, tomato hornworms, katydids, beetle grubs, locusts, and grasshoppers.
The ducks will have a two-bathroom suite, room service of chopped Romaine lettuce, freshly grated carrots, live meal worms and "duck trail mix.
Phil and Sid put their heads into BUCKETs of pinK gunge, flour and feathers to collect stars in their mouths before eating meal worms and cricKets as part of a 'BUSHTUCKER trial'.
We had grass hoppers, very large fish eyes and this vile drink with meal worms in.