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Lesser Waxmoth larvae - Who is using ?
#1
Anyone culturing these for Dart Frogs ?

I remember seeing about 50 cultures at Marcus Breece's warehouse and him telling me "I could never be able to keep all these Tincs, ect without all the waxworms" .

Interesting.
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#2
I tried a few cultures when I was breeding leopard geckos but the yields did not justify the effort involved.
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#3
when properly set up...the culturing is supposed to be easy and the yields, fairly big, I'm told.
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#4
I must have been doing something wrong, it took four months to get less than 20 little worms and digging through the medium to find them was a pain in the ass.
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#5
Yeah...I didn't bother to pump Marcus for all the "how to's" of his culturing system, but seeing as how he usually has 200-300 Tincs and Tinc sized frogs and that he "swears by using them"......I gotta think there's something there. Then there's the nutritional component - different and varied from FF. ect.

I really don't like them though.
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#6
When I was culturing them, I had great yields. They are easy to set up, but they do need
to be maintained. They have a high fat content, so they were fed out sparingly.
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#7
I have been culturing these for 2 - 2 1/2 years now, they're very prolific, I mainly use the moths as they are glittery & my day geckos are attracted to anything which flaps or flies, I have used the larvae for darts & regularly give them to my friends who keep darts, they are a great 'treat' foodstuff
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#8
I used to buy Wax moth larvae in little Deli cups back in the mid 1980's to feed to my Gecko collection.

Are they hard to get and rarely offered , these days ?
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#9
There was a shortage for a while, but they are readily available now. I buy them to feed off to my few remaining geckos, and also allow some to pupate and metamorphose into moths for tree frog food.

How about a culture guide from one of you who are having success with them?
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#10
I have two culture mediums which I have used, ill post both recipes for you all tomorrow
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#11
Cool, thanks.
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#12
I've been looking for some of these. Anyone know where I can get some?
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#13
Both recipes posted in a new thread for you all
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#14
Made it a sticky too...easy to find on top, now....
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#15
I'm going to look into this waxmoth larvae thing. Seems like a great way to put on some weight before breeding geckos or frogs. Heck, they might even be good for some of my fish!
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EntoCraig Wrote:I'm going to look into this waxmoth larvae thing. Seems like a great way to put on some weight before breeding geckos or frogs. Heck, they might even be good for some of my fish!
Try the moths for your geckos, most love them
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