Wednesday, 22 February 2012

An exciting change!

Last week we started to notice something exciting happening to our mealworms. They are changing!
Some of our mealworms have changed into pupae.

We were busy wondering what they would change into next and how long it would take when....
They changed again!

Our mealworms are growing up and becoming adults!

Can you guess what they have become?

We were going to have a competition to see who could guess when they would change but our sneaky mealworms changed before we even got any entries.

Now we will have to change our competition.

To enter all you need to do is:
1. Follow our blog.
2. Leave a comment to say what you think the mealworms have become and how many adults we will have by next Friday, 2nd March.
3. Wait and see who wins.

The winner will get a certificate.
If no-one guesses the exact number, then whoever is the closest will win.

Good luck!


  1. I'm not going to give it away unless you want me too. We just finished our life cycle of the ____! I am about to post about it on my blog :)

    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  2. Hi 2C I think they will turn into mealworm beetles and then the life cycle will begin again if the beetle lays eggs. It has been so great to hear all about the mealworms especially about the eyes and if they can smell. I think you will have 20 beetles by Friday. Good work 2C.

    Ella S mum

  3. Hi 2C,
    How interesting! I think they will turn into beetles too. I wonder if the beetles will be bigger or smaller than they were as worms? I'm guessing you will have 12 beetles by next Friday. Have fun! ��

  4. Hi 2C friends,
    We think that the pupae will turn into beetles. Our guess is that there will be 6 beetles by Friday. Hope you are having a great day.

  5. Hello 2C,
    I also think they will turn into beetles but I’m not sure what colour they will be. I’m guessing maybe black or brown? I think there will be 15 beetles by Friday.
    Have fun and keep learning!
    Fumi's dad

  6. Hello 2C! How exciting to hear that your mealworms are changing! I think that they will turn into beetles and that by Friday you will have 10 adults. Have fun watching them change, I look forward to seeing photos!

    Harrison's mum

  7. Hi 2C
    My guess is that there will be 7 adults by Friday and they will be a very dark brown beetle. I can't wait to hear the result on Friday and hope you enjoy watching the transformation.
    Kyan's mum

  8. Professor Mealworm Mitchell says...

    Hi 2C
    I am a professor of Meals and know everything about them. I am certain that the pupae will turn into bacon sandwiches. I love bacon. Also, I hope you have a bakers dozen by Friday. That will be enough to fill my tummy.
    Professor Mealworm Mitchell