Waxworms are the juvenile stage of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella). These soft-bodied grubs make great treats for reptiles, amphibians, and birds alike!
- Moisture — 58.5%
- Protein — 14.1%
- Fat — 24.9%
- Ash — 0.6%
- Fiber — 3.4%
How often can waxworms be offered?
Always dust waxworms lightly with calcium powder before offering, as they have a high phosphorus content.
How to care for waxworms:
Waxworms last up to two weeks at room temperature. However, to make them last up to 4 weeks, you can keep them cooler between 50-60 degrees. The best way to do this is with a wine cooler and low humidity. Do not cool waxworms past 50°F.
Remove any blackened dead worms and cocoons daily. If the bedding feels moist when they arrive, take the lid off for a while to let them dry out.