Waxworms dying

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Amagi82, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Amagi82

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    I picked up some waxworms yesterday, and today, most of them have changed color to black and aren't moving. I am told these things are supposed to be really hardy... why are they dying so quickly? I keep them in a dish with some breakfast cereal and a small amount of honey.
  2. LBonawitz

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    i keep mine in the fridge :confused:
  3. Miss Lily

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    I just leave mine in the tubs that they come in. Sounds like they are dying if they are turning black. When they pupate they turn brown and hard. A photo might help us to understand what's going on.
  4. FaunaBgirl

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    I feed mine bee pollen. A light spinkling on their bedding every other day. They are fat and lively.
  5. Malicious

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    They turn brown and black when they pupate, and they will often wiggle when you pick them up, as pupae.

    I would'nt throw them out just yet. Give them some time and I'll bet alot actually emerge as moths.


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