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« on: October 13, 2005, 04:24:23 PM »

I had a ziplock bag with some burr comb sitting around for awhile. I picked it up and found wax moths (hatched) and little maggotts walking around. I did not know wax moths were that small. Do they get bigger?
The bag of wax took a trip to the South Pole. (the freezer in my basement)
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005, 04:37:49 PM »

That depends...the greater wax moth larvae do get a little bigger than the lesser but, neither really get THAT big.  Could they be SHB?  Small Hive Beatle larvae have little redish mandibles.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 04:50:59 PM »

They were small, with white wings. I am sure they are moths. I expected them to be larger.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005, 06:24:06 PM »

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They were small, with white wings. I am sure they are moths. I expected them to be larger.


a wax moth larve doesn't have wings.  it is just a worm like a maggot
can you post a pic
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005, 06:52:21 PM »

I saw the moths (hatched) and maggotts crawling around in the bag.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005, 07:24:03 PM »

wax moths start as tiny eggs and grow to an inch and a half long or so (they vary in length as the move too) and the size also depends on if it's the greater or lesser wax moth. I have lots of both around.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005, 07:49:44 PM »

Those "maggots" are what you can go fishing with.  It's the same wax worm that they sell in those soda machine looking coolers for a couple bucks a dozen.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005, 08:42:18 PM »

I will post a pic when it thaws out.....
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