Waxworms - Galleria
Waxworms are the larval stage of the Greater Wax Moth
Our Bulk 500 Count Waxworms are shipped via UPS Overnight Service in (two) 250 count cups with wood shaving bedding.
Read our Waxworm Care Instructions
Waxworms for Pet
Waxworms are a widely used food source for both caged and wild
birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small animals such as sugar gliders and
hedgehogs. Waxworms are soft bodied, fat grubs with small heads. They make an
excellent addition to your pets’ diet. Waxworms are about the best food for sick
or malnourished animals, quickly allowing the animal to gain weight.
One of the best ways to
keep animals healthy is to provide a diverse diet. Waxworms are a fantastic way
of providing nutritional diversity. Animals absolutely love the taste of them.
Waxworms are easily digested and a favorite food source of many pets and
Waxworms for Wild Birds
Live Waxworms will entice
insect-eaters to your feeder. We’ve taken a tip from our friends in England, who
always feed live waxworms to their garden birds. Plumper than mealworms, live
waxworms appeal to bluebirds, flickers, woodpeckers, and others and provide
protein, potassium and fat to their diet.
Birds that enjoy
this feed: bluebirds, cardinals, flickers, jays, kinglets, orioles,
robins, tanagers, thrushes, titmice, warblers, waxwings, woodpeckers and
Large, milky-white waxworms make
dynamite bait for trout, small bass, small channel catfish, whitefish and
panfish such as perch, crappie and bluegill. Some days, panfish will hit nothing
else. Meatier than spikes (maggots), wax worms share the same creamy-white
commonly used for ice fishing or in open water. Keep them fresh and lively by
preventing them from freezing and change your bait frequently. Tobacco tins kept
in an inside pocket are popular and effective. A tip for targeting bigger fish,
or fishing in murky water is to use waxworms, instead of smaller
Waxworm use is not limited to winter fishing. Keep fish interested
during the open water season by using wax worms effectively. Especially after a
weather front, or when heavily pressured, larger panfish will often respond to
these tasty morsels when they will not respond to worms or minnows. Because
fewer anglers are using waxworms, they are different from the usual bait that
fish are used to seeing in heavily fished waters.
Special Packaging - Our live insect products are shipped with temperatures in mind! We use heavier shipping boxes and warm packs, if necessary, during the months on November through March. In the summer months we will add cold packs to keep your insect comfy and cool. We monitor temperature conditions on every shipment destination to determine what packaging is required. We reserve the right to delay shipments during extreme temperature conditions. Customers are notified by email, if such delays occur.