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Waxworm Question

Discussion in 'Feeders' started by Shennmori, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Shennmori

    Shennmori New Member

    Hello,
    I just started raising my own waxworms and everything has went very well the moths have died the worms are growing great no problems at all till now,

    how do I remove the wax worms from the bedding theres 1000's of them all sizes
    and the bedding has the texture of a sponge I guess from the silk/webbing and when you try to break it apart sure a bunch of worms come out but alot are still left inside the bedding and picking out 2000-10000 worms by hand will probabaly drive me to drinking is there some kind of trick to make the worms leave the bedding since I have tried sifting them and that did not work to well because of the bedding its not like mealworms/superworms etc there has to be a easier way because how do the commerical size operations do it ?

    Maybe a light? or heat? cold? singing to them lmao I'm open to any ideas here

    Thanks
     
  2. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    When I was studying leaf litter we used a light bulb to add a bit of heat as well as drying out the surface, all the bugs when down (a funnel) into a jar :)
     
  3. Shennmori

    Shennmori New Member

    Yea I'll give that a shot they will either go down or become bbq either way its going to happen lol
     
  4. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Use low end light so not as hot LOL
     

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