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WORM CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Wholesale Wax Worms

Speedy Worm’s wholesale wax worms can last several weeks at 50-60° F. This is the ideal temperature for wax worms; however, most refrigerators are colder than this. Often, the butter tray in the door of your refrigerator is the best place to find this ideal temperature.

It's better to keep wax worms at room temp with low humidity than it is to store them in a refrigerator that is colder than 40° F in its warmest area. After warming to room temperature they will become more active.

Our cupped wax worms should be stored in the cup they arrive in. Wax worms have entered a stage in their life cycle where they no longer consume food. They are living off the fat supplies in their bodies. This means you'll see them growing smaller the longer you keep them.

Always remove any dead (black) wax worms from the container.

It's extremely important that they be stored in low humidity.

If you use bedding and it becomes moist, lids should be removed to allow moisture to escape. Bedding material can include sawdust or aspen/pine shavings (the same material used in hamster cages).

Wholesale Red Worms

Our wholesale red worms should be stored at a temperature is 60-80ºF; this gives red worms the widest temperature range of any live food.

Red worms are easy to care for and do not require food or water. Their bedding material serves as both their food and water source.

When feeding them to your critters it is recommended that you remove any of the substrate that may be stuck to the worm prior to feeding your pet (not a problem when using them as bait). A quick swim in a bowl of water will easily remove most substrate from your red worms.

If your pet ingests the dirt it won't hurt it whatsoever, it just takes up stomach space. It is always a good idea to provide a diverse diet when it comes to your pet's food selection. This keeps them healthy and allows them to have a balanced diet.

Red worms are a popular food sources for turtles, fish, amphibians and birds.


Mealworms

Keep them refrigerated at 40 to 50 degrees. Avoid freezing them.

Every 5 to 7 days remove them from the refrigerator and allow them to warm up and start moving around. 

Feed them a few small apple, potato or banana cubes and leave them out for another hour or two. Refrigerate them again. 

The next time you feed remove the old apple, potato or banana cubes and replace them with new ones.

It is very important that you remove any moldy apple, potato or banana cubes or they will kill the Mealworms.

Wholesale Canadian Nightcrawlers

Our wholesale Canadian Nightcrawlers are to be stored at an approximate temperature of 40 to 45ºF. Keep in mind that these are not the same worms you will find in your yard.

They are direct from Canada and are accustomed to cooler temperatures. Storing them at a temperature higher than the recommended will significantly reduce their life span.

Cupped nightcrawlers will last several weeks if properly cared for. It may become necessary to replace the bedding they are in if you have them for more than four weeks. High quality topsoil or bedding will go a long way to keep your nightcrawlers healthy.

Bulk nightcrawlers need to be immediately placed in high quality topsoil or bedding and moved to a temperature-controlled environment.

We ship canadian nightcrawlers in Styrofoam coolers with ice packs. This cautious shipping approach has proven extremely successful over the years.

Nightcrawlers are excellent universal fishing bait and provided valuable nutrients when used in the diets of birds and reptiles. 

     
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