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This is a discussion on Culturing Waxworms.. within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Hopefully someone will find this somewhat useful when they think about setting up a waxworm culture. I dont use them ...

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Old 31st January 2010   #1 (permalink)
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Default Culturing Waxworms..

Hopefully someone will find this somewhat useful when they think about setting up a waxworm culture.

I dont use them too often, but they make a good additional feeder.

The mixture that I use consists of:

Quick Oats ( walmart brand oat meal )
Gerber Rice Baby Cereal
Karo Syrup (in place of Glycerol, since I had a hard time locating any)
Honey
Natural Bees Wax Pellets
Wax Paper

I mix all above dry ingredients in equal parts into a medium sized rubbermaid container. I then add the liquid ingredients in small amounts until I have a media that has a slightly flakey texture. I keep it relatively dry to avoid mold.


my ingredients.

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I add my wax worms or wax worm eggs, keep in a dark, warm place and wait a bit.. If I start with eggs, It takes about 2 weeks for me to start seeing the worms moving around the container.

picture below of a culture that was set up a while ago:

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a vid of my Leuc trio enjoying an unhealthy little snack:



Sorry for the shakey-ness of the videos.



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Very nice - thanks for posting.



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This is an outstanding post of immense value. Thank you.
I hadn't realised these frogs could manage such large prey.



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