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Offline critterguy

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Lesser waxmoths(you read that right).
« on: October 08, 2006, 01:27:35 PM »
I'm looking to acquire some lesser waxmoths(Achroia grisella...not greater waxmoths) for purposes other than beekeeping of course.  :lol:  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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Joseph

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Lesser waxmoths(you read that right).
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 09:00:39 PM »
I have lots of both right now.  But how do I tell them apart in the larva stage?
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Lesser waxmoths(you read that right).
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 01:49:44 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, 12:05:14 PM »
Where are you located?
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 07:11:28 PM »
Sorry for not including that in the first post. I am in California.

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 10:30:06 PM »
Just needed to make sure you weren't a terrorist and was gonna start a waxmoth pluague somewhere  :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 02:31:24 AM »
Or be somewhere that would cost way too much to ship to.  :)

No plans for waxmoth invasions here!  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006, 07:31:51 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, 08:16:03 PM »
If any survive let me know. Perfect timing though  :lol:

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