Waxworms dying

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

  1. Amagi82

    Amagi82 New Member

    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

    LBonawitz Member

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

    Miss Lily Chameleon Enthusiast

    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

    FaunaBgirl New Member

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

    Malicious New Member

    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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