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Wax worms


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Posted by ALanolis on May 10, 2003 at 13:44:45:

In Reply to: Wax worms posted by iwana on May 08, 2003 at 20:12:58:

Almost everyone knows that waxworms are fatty. Indeed, they're 73% fat. But they're also highly nutritious. So a good waxworm is a waxworm that is virtually the same as a common waxworm, minus some of the fat. The typical diet you described does little in the way of starving off the fat. I purchased 250 waxworms from Reptilefood.com, and when they arrived I placed them into a well ventilated container that consisted of a fat free substrate. I used a mixture of light oatmeal and alfalfa. All in all the substrate was fat free and rich in plant calcium and protein. The oats have oxalates, so not all of the calcium would be utilized, so you don't have to worry about them containing too much. I also placed on the surface some water gel. The worms have no choice but to adapt or die, so you will lose some. My last 250 batch lasted a very long time, and I lost about 2-3 worms a day.

~ALanolis




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