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Wax Worms for Pet Food

Wax worms are a widely used food source for both caged and wild birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small animals such as sugar gliders and hedgehogs. Wax worms are soft bodied, fat grubs with small heads. They make an excellent addition to your pets diet. Wax worms are about the best food for sick or malnourished animals, quickly allowing the animal to gain weight.

One of the best ways to keep animals healthy is to provide a diverse diet. Wax worms are a fantastic way of providing nutritional diversity. Animals absolutely love the taste of them. Wax worms are easily digested and a favorite food source of many pets and fish.

Wax Worms for Fishing

Large, milky-white wax worms make dynamite bait for trout, small bass, small channel catfish, whitefish and panfish such as perch, crappie and bluegill. Some days, panfish will hit nothing else. Meatier than spikes (maggots), wax worms share the same creamy-white color.

Wax worms are commonly used for ice fishing or in open water. Keep them fresh and lively by preventing them from freezing and change your bait frequently. Tobacco tins kept in an inside pocket are popular and effective. A tip for targeting bigger fish, or fishing in murky water is to use wax worms, instead of smaller baits.

Wax worm use is not limited to winter fishing. Keep fish interested during the open water season by using wax worms effectively. Especially after a weather front, or when heavily pressured, larger panfish will often respond to these tasty morsels when they will not respond to worms or minnows. Because fewer anglers are using wax worms, they are different from the usual bait that fish are used to seeing in heavily fished waters.

Storing and Care of Wax Worms

Wax worms are the soft bodied fat grubs of the Galleria mellonella moth.

Wax worms should be stored in the cup they are packed in. Store wax worms either on a shelf between 55 to 65 degrees F, or in the warmest section of your refrigerator. Periodically remove any dead black ones from the container. It is extremely important to store them somewhere with LOW humidity. We often recommend you remove the lids after receiving your wax worms and drying off any condensation accumulated there before replacing the lids. Wax worms have entered a stage in their life cycle where they will no longer consume food. They are living off the fat supplies in their bodies, so the longer you keep them, the smaller they become.




Wax Worm Prices
250 Count Cups
1-2 Cups (ea.) $18.75
3-4 Cups (ea.) $14.50

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