Live Wax Worms
- 3 small tubs (45g)
- 1 large tub (75g)
- 2 large tubs (150g)
Live waxworms are a delicious treat enjoyed by all manner of wild garden birds, both fully grown and those that are still fledging. Waxworms are an excellent source of easily digestible protein, and also have a relatively high water content, making them a nutritious and delicious snack!
HOW TO STORE YOUR WAXWORMS:
Wax worms should be stored in the well-ventilated container they arrive in. If there is any condensation build up on the inside of the container which has happened during shipping, please wipe this condensation away as this can reduce the life of the wax worms.
Wax worms are best stored (in low humidity) at temperatures between 55°F and 65°F. Please do not freeze them. When wax worms are cold they can appear lifeless. Warm them up gradually and they will regain their normal texture and vitality. If the wax worms are kept in conditions that are too warm, they will pupate and turn into moths. In addition, please avoid direct contact with sunlight.
Although great care is taken when the wax worms are packed, it is inevitable that some may die during the packing and shipping process. If there are any black waxworms in the tub on arrival, please remove them from the container and discard. This will reduce the chances of the other live wax worms being affected.
Each standard tub contains approximately 50 wax worms; a large tub contains approximately 250 waxworms
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Live Waxworms FAQs:
- What are Wax Worms?
Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) are the larvae of the Greater Wax Moth, which flies between June and October. Wax worms get their name because they are most commonly found in honeycombs of beeswax.
- Are Wax Worms Native to the UK?
Yes, waxworms are native to the UK, but they are also found in many other locations around the world, such as North America, Russia, and Turkey.
- How Long Do Live Wax Worms Last?
When stored correctly, live waxworms can survive for several months. You should store your live waxworms in a well-ventilated container in a low-humidity environment at room temperature.