I read the Wikipedia page on Mesons and it mentioned that there both charged and uncharged Mesons that decay into neutrino/electrons and photons, respectively. Unfortunately it didn't elaborate on exactly why that is the case, unless it was hidden in the mathematics further down the page. If there are two types of Mesons differentiated by their electric charge, does that mean that neutrons will release neutral Mesons and protons will release charged Mesons? If there is charge being carried by a Meson, how is the charge being stored if a Meson is simply two quarks and a gluon?
It makes sense to imagine nucleons as exchanging mesons at the same rate as the photons are transmitting the electromagnetic repulsion of the protons, therefore they remain clumped together. But if there are many numerous nucleons, it isn't as simple as imagining a single trade off between two nucleons. There would be a probability field of Mesons, and therefore would randomly allow for some protons to be pushed out of the nucleus via electric repulsion. But this is the job that is handled by the Weak force, transmitted by the W and Z Bosons. Where am I going wrong in imagining the inner workings of the big nuclei?