Galleria Mellonella, commonly known as Waxworms, are the larval stage of the Greater Wax Moth. They make excellent fish bait and are widely used as live food for herps.
Waxworms are climbers and have a knack for escaping their containers. Once received, always remove the container lids to ensure condensation that accumulated during shipping dissipates. Condensation is hazardous to the life expectancy of the waxworm. Be careful to keep worms refrigerated to a temperature of 50–60°F at all times, removing only those required for feeding. If maintained in cups and refrigerated, they will usually live for 3 weeks.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO FEED YOUR WAXWORMS. If food is placed in their containers it may mould and kill your waxworms.
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can grow up to 1" in length
Note: As with any species, do not feed an exclusive diet of only one insect. In the wild, all animals that feed on insects will eat 50 or more varieties, giving the animal a varied vitamin and mineral intake. As pet owners or breeders, we must approximate the feeding habits and the best way to do this is by feeding an exotic mix of bugs.