Wax moth larvae / wax maggots (breeding batch)

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Healthy feed insects as needed: WAX MOTH LARVAE! Here for breeding purposes. The power food for reptiles!

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Wax moth larvae / wax maggots (breeding batch) - feed animals according to their own needs

Wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are popular in terrariums where the fat reserves of reptiles need to be quickly replenished. This may be the case for reptiles after a prolonged refusal to feed, disease or egg deposition. Wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are the remedy of choice here, because these feed animals have a high fat content, which makes wax moth larvae (wax maggots) naturally unsuitable as sole or main feed. Why do most reptiles grab so greedily for the wax moth larvae (wax maggots)? This certainly has to do with the special taste of the feed insects. Wax moth larvae (wax maggots) have a slightly sweet aroma, which reptiles seem to particularly appreciate. At least we do not know of any insect-eating reptiles that would spurn wax moth larvae (wax maggots). However, wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are not only a popular live food for reptiles. Also amphibians and squabs seem to eat these energy-rich feed-animals particularly gladly.

By the way, wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are the offspring of a butterfly species. Especially the large wax moth (Galleria mellonella) and the small wax moth (Achroea grisella) have made a name for themselves in the field of feed animals. By the way, wax moth larvae (wax maggots) do not only give good food animals, but also excellent fishing lures! The wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are less popular with bee colonies. Here wax moth larvae (wax maggots) can cause devastating damage and destroy entire nests. Wax moth larvae (wax maggots) have a considerable appetite and specialize in honeycombs, which they often eat along with the brood found in them. Because the wax moth larvae (wax maggots) assume the smell of the nest, they are not recognized by the bees as enemies. As feed-animals, however, the wax-moth larvae (wax maggots) are very unproblematic. At temperatures below 14° C, the wax moth larvae (wax maggots) stop growing and no longer take up food. These feed animals can be stored in the vegetable compartment of a refrigerator at normal temperature without any problems.

Here you get the so-called "breeding approach" of the large variant of the wax moth, Galleria mellonella. This means that these are young wax moths larvae (wax maggots) which have a very short body length and which still have to develop into real food animals.

The young wax moth larvae (wax maggots) are found in a breeding concentrate, which usually consists of a secret recipe. This mixture ensures that the wax moth larvae (wax maggots) develop into healthy and vital feed animals. To support this process, store the wax moth larvae (wax maggots) at warm temperatures - approx. 28°C have proven to be perfect.

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