Wax worms are scientifically called as Galleria mellonella that serve as fresh, high protein and calcium containing food for Bearded Dragons, birds, box turtles, fish, Geckos, lizards and small mammals.
During extreme cold winters and hot summers, overnight shipping is required for guarantee.
Important Facts about Wax Worms
+ How wax worms are shipped?
- Wax worms are considered as excellent food for pets like Bearded Dragons, birds, box turtles, fish, Geockos, lizards and small mammals as they thin cuticle (skin) and soft body with high protein and calcium.
- Wax worms easy for chewing and digestion because of their soft bodies
- Wax worms are used as best baits for trout, pan and ice fishing as they are easy to put on hooks.
- Wax worms are easy to keep fresh and alive for a longer time if they are stored in refrigerator.
- As wax worms cannot tolerate above 80°F (27°C) temperatures, they can be best maintained at temperatures between 55 and 65°F (12-18°C).
+ How long wax worms can be kept alive?
- As wax worms cannot tolerate temperatures above 80°F (27°C), they need to be shipped as overnight delivery.
- Wax worms are generally shipped pre-packaged 50, 250, 500 and 1000 worms in sawdust (used for keeping worms moisture free) to the cup.
+ How to care wax worms?
- If wax worms are stored at between 55 and 65°F (12-18°C) temperature in the refrigerator, they can live easily for 1 month with minimal loss.
- Upon arrival, remove any condensation from the lid of cup before transferring into refrigerator.
- Keep wax worms in original cups and packaging (sawdust).
- Feeding is not required as they have already reached to full maturity (last instar/stage larvae) and therefore they do not need any food for furthet dvelopment.