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Author Topic: Lesser waxmoths(you read that right).  (Read 1816 times)
critterguy
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« on: October 08, 2006, 12:27:35 PM »

I'm looking to acquire some lesser waxmoths(Achroia grisella...not greater waxmoths) for purposes other than beekeeping of course.  cheesy  If you have an old comb or something infested with them and would like to do someone a favor please let me know. I'd be happy to cover shipping and extra to make it worth your time. Truly a case of someones trash being someone elses treasure.

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 08:00:39 PM »

I have lots of both right now.  But how do I tell them apart in the larva stage?
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 12:49:44 AM »

http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/waxmothlifecycle.html

According to this one the greater waxmoth larvae are more tapered at the back...so I'm guessing you could say lesser waxmoth larvae are more cigarette shaped. I wouldn't mind a few greater waxmoths mixed in as when they grow big I could just remove them.

Thanks! If you're up to it let me know and I'll shoot over a pm.

Lesser waxworm
http://www.pollywog.co.uk/lesserwaxworm.JPG

Greater waxworm
http://www.pollywog.co.uk/waxworm.JPG
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 11:05:14 AM »

Where are you located?
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 06:11:28 PM »

Sorry for not including that in the first post. I am in California.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 09:30:06 PM »

Just needed to make sure you weren't a terrorist and was gonna start a waxmoth pluague somewhere  cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 01:31:24 AM »

Or be somewhere that would cost way too much to ship to.  Smiley

No plans for waxmoth invasions here!  cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006, 06:31:51 PM »

There is a good chance I won't get any.  It's raining and cold now, and it's supposed to freeze tonight.

Then again there always seem to be some hatching in my basement if I can figure out what they live on down there.  Both greater and lesser.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006, 07:16:03 PM »

If any survive let me know. Perfect timing though  cheesy

While a lot would be nice, I'd be fine with just enough to get te ball rolling for a population.
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