May 11, 2020 - 02:00 AM
Most refrigerators are too cold for waxworms to last long. The ideal temperature for them is 55° to 60° for longer storage. If you can find a spot in your fridge that is warmer (usually in the door where you are meant to store butter), then they will last many weeks to months with the proper care. They need to be stored in a thicker container so they aren't exposed to temperature changes easily; the 50 counts come in a nice thick cup, but the 250 counts will need to be transferred to a thicker plastic container. Replace the wood shavings in the cup with fresh ones if they become damp, and remove any dead waxworms weekly.