Starter colony (~100 mixed): $5
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THIS SPECIES IS A POSSIBLE HOUSEHOLD PEST. KEEP AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Though it is an important pest of household grain products, the confused flour beetle is an indispensable feeder for small predators such as dart frogs and spiderlings. Cultivation is simple; place the beetles in a well-ventilated plastic container with flour, forget about them, and you’ll have plenty within a few weeks. Adults can then be sieved from the substrate or collected from small pieces of bark or cardboard placed in the container. Fortunately, unlike its close relative the red flour beetle, the confused flour beetle is appropriately named and incapable of figuring out how to fly.