Waxworms are the larval stage of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella). They are an excellent fish bait, plus widely used as live food for herps.
When you receive your Waxworms, you should immediately remove the lids and allow any condensation that has formed during shipment to dissipate prior to storage. Lids must be replaced, as Waxworms can climb both plastic and glass and will escape.
If maintained in the cups in which they are sold at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F, they will live for approximately 5 weeks. If refrigerated, Waxworms can be expected to live for 3+ weeks if the following directions are followed.
If you choose to refrigerate your Waxworms, do not take their container out of the refrigerator for any longer than the time necessary to pick the number that you wish to use. Condensation will form on the worms and in the cup, causing your Waxworms to die.
Do not feed your Waxworms. They will not eat if food is offered while in their cups with bedding and the food will only mold and shorten their life span.
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