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Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:14 am
by Oxymiocysu
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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.)

Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:42 am
by CooperDragon
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.

Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:55 am
by Hydrogod86
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.

Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 5:03 am
by CooperDragon
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 =)

Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 am
by Claudiusx
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! :)

-Brandon

Re: Wax worm pupae and moths?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:56 am
by Hydrogod86
Well my day wasn't wasted. I just learned something new. Thank you. SAVE THE BEES!