I am shocked that you as a bee keep would even consider raising the pest that would cause you and your bees so much grief.
Yup - I agree with you. But I have seen recommendations that ruined comb could simply be discarded - hence my test to see if this is the case. So far, I believe I have proven that one should not simply discard - but instead should always freeze, burn, or bury (deeply). That is, short-term (same season) discarding is not recommended - but what about long term (next season) damage?
Also - I have hives open to the ground for the purpose of allowing wax and other discards to fall to the ground and be consumed by whatever is there - much as might occur in a natural tree hive. I want to see if wax moth eggs/larva survive the winter, or whether I should possibly do something to the earth beneath these hives during the winter.
I will not be adding any more wax to this composter - so come spring I want to see if moth eggs survive our mild winters - or whether I need to deep-freeze. Of course I know that burning works quite well - but I have apiaries some distance away where burning is not an option since it take so long, and I prefer to not transport the gunk back home if possible.