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Old 06-19-2009, 11:09 AM
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Waxworms dying

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.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:16 AM
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i keep mine in the fridge
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:46 AM
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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.
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I feed mine bee pollen. A light spinkling on their bedding every other day. They are fat and lively.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:02 AM
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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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