Refrigerate Hornworms?

Gensen

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My question is can you? I have some and they are big and I'm all out of Hornworm food... so I was wondering can I refrigerate them or will it just kill them off? I have too many to just feed off right now... I even gave some away todayand still have more than I want! This was the first time I ever ordered them and man o' day they grow fast!!! :eek:
 

sagemoon2004

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I manage a private pet store, and our supplier of feeders told me to refrigerate them, to slow down growth. Sometimes this works great for me, last time after I took them out of the fridge, they started to turn black and died off. I may have left them in there for too long, 1 week this time. I do know it takes awhile for them to warm up and get active again, and I always worry about giving my cham a brain freeze, so I wait literally hours before feeding.
 

waterpolowes

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also once they run out of food they will become cannibalistic and eat each other so that will solve your problem of trying to get rid of them :D
 

Gensen

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Oh boy!

also once they run out of food they will become cannibalistic and eat each other so that will solve your problem of trying to get rid of them :D
Well they are extremely hungry and devour things rapidly so who knows like you said maybe they will be food for each other until I can feed them off! Yikes!
 

Gensen

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Worth a try....

I manage a private pet store, and our supplier of feeders told me to refrigerate them, to slow down growth. Sometimes this works great for me, last time after I took them out of the fridge, they started to turn black and died off. I may have left them in there for too long, 1 week this time. I do know it takes awhile for them to warm up and get active again, and I always worry about giving my cham a brain freeze, so I wait literally hours before feeding.
I gues at this point it is worth a try to salvage some of them if I can otherwise I suppose they will die or eat each other until I could feed them off.... so I guess you could say it's a win win... or a die die situation! lol. :D
 

albert the veiled

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refriderate every other day it slows them down....check out lindasgonebuggie website. It's where I get mine. Please if you post a reply to a thread that you do you're research first, You can refiderate hornworms every other day and it slows their growth down....
 
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