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  1. #1
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    Default What kind of larvae?

    I pulled out my bottom board yesterday. First time I'd pulled it out in two weeks. I found three hive beetles and some wax in a small piles along the edges all gummed up. Not comb, just tiny flakes. I took a scraper to clean it off and found about four white larvae from 1/8 to 1/4 inches long in the wax. Is this wax moth larvae? Do I need to inspect the combs for more of them? I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

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    Default Re: What kind of larvae?

    Moth makes a white silk cocoon it crunchs when squeezed. Could still be in a larvae stage, no silk cocoon yet ? If i had to guess ? I would say, Good chance, better than 50% they are moths.........Larvae leave trails . I would look for trails in the back of the comb . I think you may find your answer ....?

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    Default Re: What kind of larvae?

    In my experence due to the size and what you see in the bottom it is probably hive beetles. You need to find what frame or frames they are in and freeze them to kill the rest and preserve the comb. If you dont get right on it the entire contents of the box will be lost.

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    Default Re: What kind of larvae?

    Here are some photos that were posted in a wax worm thread :
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...+larvae+photos
    Ernie
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  5. #5
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    Default Re: What kind of larvae?

    These are definitely grub/worm-like larvae. They're white with brown heads.

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