Waxworms

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  1. Frogup

    Frogup New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone can get access to any waxworms around the sydney/hunter valley areas. Happy to pay for a starter colony.
     
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    pretty sure they're illegal...but it's sydney, like with all exotics they're probably there. ;)
     
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    Kind of yeah. It is illegal to sell them now but they live in the wild, they are a pest for people who keep bees so they are out there.
     
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    There is no legislation that says you can't breed and sell waxworms at all. Where did you see this?

    They are pest of stored combs to beekeepers, but not considered a problem these days as most store frames in cool rooms

    They are also widely use in research.
     
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    oops, mistook it for the large greenish dull ones overseas, forgot their names, sorry.
     
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    Hornworms?
     
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    yeah, i think.
     

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