Worms Eat Plastic!
In 2015, studies were released which showed that mealworms are able to eat styrofoam and recycle it into harmless mealworm frass.
Mealworm frass is the equivalent of worm castings, a byproduct of the composting process. Just as redworms will eat manure and organic waste, mealworms will easily eat away at plastic! This new discovery makes for some great discussion in the classroom on sustainability. It could also just be something fun for the students or for a science project! The results will be sure to shock the science fair judges! Here is a link to the story which appeared on CNN.
This kit contains 100 mealworms, mealworm bedding, a large clear cup container and a nice chunk of styrofoam. Just dump the styrofoam in the container (we would put it in there for you but they would eat it in transit) feed the mealworms and give a nice presentation based off of the information and fact sheet we provide with every order.
P.S. If you want to make it look like the mealworms ate tons of it, we can include some
mealworm frass at no extra charge to
a better presentation, just leave a note when your order ;)