Waxworms are the larval stage of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella). These soft-bodied grubs make excellent treats for reptiles, amphibians, and birds.
Due to their naturally high fat content, waxworms should only be given as treats, never as a staple feeder. If you’re looking for a staple feeder, we recommend dubia roaches and NutriGrubs instead.
Waxworms should always be lightly dusted with calcium powder prior to feeding.
Moisture — 58.5%
Protein — 14.1%
Fat — 24.9%
Ash — 0.6%
Fiber — 3.4%
Waxworms will last up to two weeks at room temperature. They can be kept cool at 50-60 degrees, where they become dormant and will last up to 4 weeks. Do not cool waxworms past 50°F.
They are ideally kept in a wine cooler and must be stored at low humidity. If the bedding feels moist when they arrive, take the lid off for a while to let them dry out.
Remove any blackened dead worms and cocoons daily.