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Old 12-26-2008, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Went around the Fort and Loveland today to a few places. They don't have them and don't know where to get any.

How hard can they be to raise? I could have sold them by the gobs today.

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried Petsmart or Petco? I bought 50 mealworms and 50 waxworms last Sunday at Petco...no problem except you should open the containers to see what you get (and reach for the back containers when you can).
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Had the same problem last year. I get mine through the internet now.Wholesalebait and Ja-Da bait are some you might want to check out.There are other sights that explain how to raise them.
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Thanks guys. Got some at Petco to tide me over. The internet is something else.

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I picked up a hundred at Gander today. $5 bucks or so. Only problem is they don't keep them in the fridge, just sitting out on the counter. They all look nice and healthy though. I popped them in the fridge as soon as I got home to keep them from going to the next step in their life cycle.
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You'll kill your wax worms in the fridge. Wax worms at room temp...Mealies in the fridge.
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You'll kill your wax worms in the fridge. Wax worms at room temp...Mealies in the fridge.
Not true. They (waxies) will survive in the fridge, but are liveler if kept warmer.
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You'll kill your wax worms in the fridge. Wax worms at room temp...Mealies in the fridge.
Not true. They (waxies) will survive in the fridge, but are liveler if kept warmer.
Wrong...Store between 55 and 65 degrees ideally. thats a lot warmer than my fridge.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Depending on which website you look at you get various answers. Some say room temp. some say 55-65, some 50-60. I found one that even says keep them above 40. The long and the short of it I find they last longer and I have less loss if they are on the top shelf of my fridge, which is the warmest spot in the fridge.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Cool...I'm just going by what the owner of Outlaw Bait and Tackle says to do...He's the guy that basically supplies all of the live bait in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. But whatever works for ya.
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