Wax worm pupae and moths?

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Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby Oxymiocysu » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:14 am

I know wax worm larvae are good as an occasional treat, but can beardies eat the pupae? Before they turn into moths. And if they do turn into moths, can beardies eat those also?

(Not sure if this belongs under feeding or feeders, sorry.)
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Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:42 am

They should be able to eat them at any stage, including wax moths. I would be careful not to let the moths loose since they can be harmful to bee hives.
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Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby Hydrogod86 » Wed May 01, 2019 4:55 am

CooperDragon wrote:They should be able to eat them at any stage, including wax moths. I would be careful not to let the moths loose since they can be harmful to bee hives.

Really? They mess with bee hives. Thats crazy.
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Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed May 01, 2019 5:03 am

That's where their name comes from. They eat the bees wax that the hives are built on. Not really a pest you want loose in the wild =)
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Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 am

CooperDragon wrote:That's where their name comes from. They eat the bees wax that the hives are built on. Not really a pest you want loose in the wild =)

Interesting didn't know that! :)

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Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

Postby Hydrogod86 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:56 am

Well my day wasn't wasted. I just learned something new. Thank you. SAVE THE BEES!
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