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 #1703149


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 Waxworms!!!!

i just got 2 packs for breeding(100 waxies) and their substrate is a mix of bran, crushed honey bunches of oats,honey,crushed up plain wheeties, a few pinches of vitamin and cal. powder, and a teaspoon of glycerine. the container is about 10 inches tall and 1 foot wide, same width. the other one is 4 in. wide and 1 1/2 feet tall. are these okay size enclosures for breeding? yes, they are ventilated. they both have a few pieces of long cardboard with stripped sides, a bee hive, and a bit of honey on the cardboard and hives.is it okay to put the honey on the cardboard and hives, though? i thought it would be a little more natural. there also is wax paper, both crumpled and uncrumpled with a bit of honey on the long piece of waxpaper.is this an okay setup? is there anything else i need or need to change?



04/14/08  05:32pm

 #1712799


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1703149


 Waxworms!!!!

it’s been about 2 weeks and they are already starting to molt! is this normal?



04/22/08  07:50pm

 #1714214


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1712799


 Waxworms!!!!

i think so, ive never breeded waxies



04/23/08  10:22pm

 #1724368


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  Message To: Cajunkydd   In reference to Message Id: 1714214


 Waxworms!!!!

oh i heard it was like after 4 weeks.



05/03/08  08:44pm

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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1724368


 Waxworms!!!!

Yes its normal and you did a good job with the set up. Good luck!



05/04/08  07:11am

 #1739376


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  Message To: Newfgal   In reference to Message Id: 1724639


 Waxworms!!!!

well i see about 10 moths. they honey smell is wearing off though. i think i’ll put some more in.



05/18/08  06:01pm

 #1780581


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1739376


 Waxworms!!!!

hey gottee, do you think you could post a few pictures of your setup? also are waxies good for turtles? and also gottee, if u want i will trade you some silkies for some of ur waxies, or ill buy some from you.

-Ryan



07/02/08  01:15pm

 #1821456


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  Message To: Ryansturtle   In reference to Message Id: 1780581


 Waxworms!!!!

i will get some pics up today.it looks like a mob of angry spiders destroyed the breeding cages or something!
waxies are okay as a treat to turtles because they are fatty and can be...addicting to reptiles.

sure i would like to trade for silkies.

they are super easy to breed but eat alot of food.



08/06/08  09:30am

 #1821660


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1821456


 Waxworms!!!!

some breeding cages-
warning-they are very good escape artists

a very new breeding cage







this is the most intense cage-





i have another cage of waxworms/moths but i didn’t really want to spend time getting pics of it today. the whole top of the cage has cocoons and eggs, but oddly there are hardly any waxmoths in there that layed the eggs.



08/06/08  01:25pm


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