Aug 21, 2020 - 06:18 AM
100 Large Phoenix Worms: Phoenix Worms can be stored in their shipping cup and can tolerate high temperatures but will have the best shelf life when stored at 50 to 60 degrees F.
A wine cooler or basement are great storage places but setting the cups near an A/C vent will work just fine. If you have a warmer spot in your fridge like the butter tray, this is often the perfect temperature.
Although it's possible to "hold" worms for months when stored at 50 degrees, you should only order the number of worms that will be fed off within 3 weeks so your animal will have fresh food.
250 Medium Superworms: Keep them at warm room temperatures (75° to 85°). They will need bran or grain for their bedding and food. Add a few slices of carrot for water and water to keep them alive. The worms will not pupate as long as you keep them with many other larvae.
50 Waxworms: Waxworms will last one to two weeks at room temperature. They can be kept cool at 60 degrees, where they become dormant and will last up to 8 weeks. They are ideally kept in a wine cooler, butter tray in the refrigerator, or in a cellar. They must be stored in low humidity. If the bedding feels moist when they arrive, leave the lids off to let them dry out.
Daily remove any dead worms (they will be black) and remove the cocoons of any that are spinning one.
Red Earthworms: Keep refrigerated for longer storage. Upon arrival remove the lid to allow fresh air into the cup and add a few drops of water if needed to keep the bedding moist. Red worms breathe through their skin which must be moist at all times.