Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...
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  1. #1
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    Big Grin Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    I was looking for something else, and this Ebay sale page caught my eye ...

    LIVE WAX WORMS 250+ AKA BEE MOTH SHIPPED AND PACKAGE DAILY
    ice fishing bait and pet food [reptiles and bird feed]



    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIVE-WAX-WOR...25.m3641.l6368
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    My son feeds them to his geckos, they love them. They also get drones.

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    Default Re: Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    Always wondered how the wax moth breeders get them out of their webs.

    Also, they are regarded as a kind of superfood for small predators because they eat pollen. But the ones pictured seem to be eating some kind of grain product.

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    Default Re: Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    I give my slum gun and really old combs not worth melting to the guy at the local hardware store that breeds wax moths and sells them as bait

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    Default Re: Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    Old AI root book said to raise them in dog food.

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    Default Re: Got wax moth larvae? Sell 'em ... ...

    I've raised meal worms to feed to frogs and lizards before.

    I'd not hesitate to feed wax moth larvae to a pet lizard, but I would hesitate to raise them directly ... I have enough trouble with the things already.

    Honestly, I have been letting some go on retired comb in order to test out methods of killing them, but I probably have a worse problem with them as a result than I would if I were nipping them in the bud.

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