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Waxworms to moths

This is a discussion on Waxworms to moths within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Hi, Does anyone know how long a waxworm stays in its caterpillar stage? I have a big moth and butterfly ...

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Hi,

Does anyone know how long a waxworm stays in its caterpillar stage? I have a big moth and butterfly phobia, so I don't want any flying out at me.

Mine are kept at room temperature, the only cooler place is the fridge. I don't normally keep them but currently trying to get my axolotl to eat again so thought I'd give them a go.

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They need warmer temperatures to succesfully transform. Of course they make a cocoon first, so if you find these you can feed these first as long as they're fresh. You can tell this by the fact that they move a little once you pick them up. Black ones or dark coloured ones have gone bad and need to be avoided as a food item.



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Thanks, I'm going to move them to a see-through tub so I can keep an eye on them! He just ate an earthworm for the first time in almost 3 weeks, so perhaps didn't need them after all, hehe.



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