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What do butterworms become?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by BobGrill, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. BobGrill

    BobGrill Arachnoprince Classifieds User

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    I saw some for sale at a local pets shop and was wondering if they become moths like waxworms or what? Also will they be able to pupate?
     
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  3. fantasticp

    fantasticp Arachnocompulsive Old Timer

    Butterworms at pet stores don't turn into anything. The are irradiated before export. It usually says so on the tub. They do stay alive a freaky long time in the refrigerator though.
     
  4. jebbewocky

    jebbewocky Arachnoangel

  5. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

  6. I heard the same about Waxworms, but that proved not true. I've raised hundreds of them to moths with a honey-wax diet.
     
  7. Introvertebrate

    Introvertebrate Arachnobaron

    Have you bred the moths to get another generation of waxworms?