Meal Worms! O.O

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Meal Worms! O.O

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So somehow or another I accidentally tipped a container of mealworms into my crabs tank. I managed to snag most of them, but I think about five got away.
Normally, grabbing the crabs and changing my substrate wouldn't be a problem, but both Ocarina and Kyuubi are moulting in unknown locations.
So I was just wondering, is it okay for them to be in there, and just die, or do they pose a threat to my moulting and non moulting crabs?
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once I had bugs in the tank and a hermit crab in the ground got eaten alive *|
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Pretty sure everyone's okay. I got the worms out eventually (when they turned into beatles!) but there didn't seem to be a problem!
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I wouldn't think mealworms would be dangerous. They are a great diet addition for the crabs too! (dead of course lol). They are a great source of protein and chitin.

Other bugs are different story though, as Jadeoxox points out. :( It's always important to educate yourself on what bugs you might have if you find some in the tank, and whether they are dangerous.
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What did the beetles look like?
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