Space Coast Mealworms began in February 2017 by Scott Jost. He wanted a way to save money on mealworms for his small backyard chicken flock. Months later he had a thriving worm colony in his garage, with more worms than he ever imagined! He decided to sell to local chicken farmers and network with mealworm farmers around the country.
As his farm grew he began to notice a problem. Picking out pupae by hand began take longer and longer each week. So he designed and 3D printed a prototype sifting tray that allowed him to quickly sort pupae from the worms and substrate. After receiving multiple requests online to sell his trays, he found a local laser cutter and got to work designing an affordable pupae sifting tray that he could sell to other mealworm farmers. This was not an intended focus of Space Coast Mealworms, but Scott saw the opportunity to share his idea with his fellow mealworm farmers, and now his pupae sifting trays are his biggest selling item!
Looking forward, Scott plans to explore the entomophagy side of the mealworm business. He hopes to join the growing number of farmers who are using mealworm flour as protein supplements in human or livestock food.
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