Who's got a freezer big enough to hold two deeps? oh yeah... I just happen to have a spare, and currently empty, chest freezer in the cellar! I really do!
I was disappointed a few weeks ago when I found the vendors I had called were currently sold out of the digital temperature controller I need to turn that freezer into a "kegerator" for homebrew. I guess I'm not too unhappy about it now as both deeps slid right in with NO room to spare on the sides. Excellent!
How far will the larvae crawl? Not too far I hope. While I did bag up both deeps to transport home, there were still about 100 in the bed of my truck and the chicken I put in there didn't pay any attention to them let alone eat them. The larvae all bee-lined
to the light and ended up in the driveway. The deeps sat in the yard all night and dozens of bees had made their way in. I know some larvae got knocked out into the lawn as well. I suppose I should have left them bagged up.
Thanks for the advice, fellas!
And yes, Mick, I took a closer look: worms of all lengths up to ~1/2" were found. Some very, very small.