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LIVE! Waxworms

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LIVE! Waxworms

Waxworms (Galleria mellonella) are the larvae of the Greater Wax Moth and get their name because they are most commonly found in honeycombs of beeswax. Waxworms colour and soft skin make them really appealing to insectivorous birds. They are a great all year round food source for birds and are especially valuable in the breeding season. Their soft skin that makes them easily digestable, which means they are particularly valuable to chicks when on the nest providing nutrition and moisture to help them grow and develop ready to fly the nest :)



* High in protein
* Contains lots of water - essential for young chicks when on the nest
* Soft skinned for easy digestion.

1 tub (40g) - £5.00
2 tubs (80g) - £9
4 tubs (160g) - £16

PLEASE READ:

Orders under 2kg, where the £3.50 delivery option is selected, are automatically sent with Royal Mail 1st Class. Please note that this can take 1-3 days to arrive depending on the postal service in your area. Larger orders will be automatically sent via courier on a 48 hour service.

If you would prefer the order to be sent via courier, please select the £5.50 Next Day option and choose a delivery date from the calendar.

Ordering for delivery overseas. We are able to dispatch live waxworms overseas but please note that this will incur an extra delivery charge and we would not be able to guarantee the condition of the waxworms upon arrival or issue a refund. By paying the extra delivery charge, you are agreeing to accept the order at your own risk.

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Waxworms (Galleria mellonella) are the larvae of the Greater Wax Moth and get their name because they are most commonly found in honeycombs of beeswax. Their soft body is easily digestible and very nutritious. They are rich in protein, moisture and fat, making them an even more juicy meal than mealworms.

Each standard 40g tub contains approximately 150 waxworms.

How to store your Waxworms

Your waxworms need to be stored in a cool dark, well ventilated area - a garage or shed would be great as long as it is well ventilated. Keeping them cool will stop them from pupating. They can be stored in the tubs they come in, and you can add a little bran and honey for food and moisture if necessary.

How to feed your Waxworms to Garden Birds

Place a few waxworms in a small, shallow container on your bird table. They are packed with protein, calcium and fat as well as water which makes them a very tasty treat especially to young fledglings.

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Customer Reviews

Always a feeding frenzy when these are on he bird table Review by Jo Bettney
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Always a feeding frenzy when these are on he bird table. I never seem to put out enough as far as the Sparrows and Starlings are concerned
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
I am amazed Review by Yvonne Imms
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I am amazed, I received my live feeder and Wax worms and almost immediately once I had put them out in my city garden saw 3 coal tits visitors. This co-incided with the fact that as well as my normal bird seeds I had introduced a fruit and grain seed but the waxworms are proving to be the most popular and don't last long. I now recognise when they are feeding as I can hear the bird song in the trees so managed to get a great photo that I will send you. Thank you
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
The resident Robin waits at the back door every morning for his breakfast of wax worms Review by Niki
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The resident Robin waits at the back door every morning for his breakfast of wax worms, so we are both very pleased your deliveries are so reliable, keep up the good work. Spring is coming and his mate has made a timid approach to the backdoor as well so there likely to be more customers for the tasty worms.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)