Waxworms are the larvae of wax moths with a high fat content and because of that are craved by insect eating animals! Bearded dragons, geckos, anoles, turtles, frogs, and chameleons, salamanders, and newts all love them. Hedgehogs, sugar gliders, exotic birds, and primates think they’re candy! Fishermen know our waxworms as ‘sugar worms’ or ‘waxies’. They like them for catching panfish, salmon, and trout in shallow water.
Waxworms can be stored between 55 and 60 degrees and will become dormant
Check daily for dead worms (they will be black) and remove cocoons from any that spin one