Common Mealworms Can Live on Diet of Polystyrene, Scientists Say

Mealworms, which are the larvae of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor), can subsist on a diet of Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene, according to a team of researchers from China and the United States. “Mealworms from different sources chew and eat Styrofoam, a common polystyrene product,” the scientists said. “The Styrofoam was efficiently degraded [...] —> Read More