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Offline IAcrappiehunter

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Storing waxies
« on: Jan 13, 2015, 04:08 PM »
Was wondering how you guys store your waxies. Ordered 500 and they came in those blue tubs. Was wanting to combine both tubs. Do you guys spread them out or keep them bunched up?

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2015, 05:05 PM »
Best to keep them spread out and in a cool place in your basement if you have one. 

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2015, 05:21 PM »
50-55* best!!

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #3 on: Jan 13, 2015, 05:31 PM »
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2015, 11:05 PM »
I keep them in my basement and that seems to keep them alive quite well.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2015, 11:39 PM »
At an ice clinic last weekend they said to store then at 50 degrees. They suggested next to an outside wall but not in the refrigerator .  Spikes are ok in the refigerator.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2015, 10:26 AM »
50-60 seems to keep mine alive the longest. to hot or to cold takes them out quick.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2015, 10:42 PM »
With wax worms,too hot and they get too happy and cocoon up. Too cold and they die. 50-60 degrees keeps them alive but kind of lethargic, that is just right.
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2016, 03:50 AM »
sort through them every day and pick out the cacooned ones and the black ones

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2016, 03:46 AM »
Has anyone tried storing them in an outside stairwell in a cooler?  My options are limited, inside the basement is my coal stove, the refrigerator will end me up in BIG TROUBLE with my wife, which leaves my outside basement stairwell. 

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #10 on: Feb 16, 2016, 04:10 AM »
the waxies will die in the refrgerater spikes only in the fridge. Maybe try next to a outside wall window sill works good they just need cool not cold

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #11 on: Feb 16, 2016, 08:01 PM »
the waxies will die in the refrgerater spikes only in the fridge. Maybe try next to a outside wall window sill works good they just need cool not cold

My basement is pretty warm with the coal stove so by an outside window won't work.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #12 on: Feb 16, 2016, 08:13 PM »
Buy a dorm fridge and set it to the warmest temp, stick a thermometer in there and see what you get.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #13 on: Jan 05, 2018, 03:17 PM »
Also toss in a little dry oatmeal.  Also I heard fridge storing is too cold.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #14 on: Jan 05, 2018, 04:05 PM »
Also toss in a little dry oatmeal.  Also I heard fridge storing is too cold.
.       Fridge is for the most part too cold

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #15 on: Jan 10, 2018, 10:43 AM »
I've always put them in the fridge and never had a problem.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #16 on: Jan 18, 2018, 08:40 AM »
I keep them in my basement and that seems to keep them alive quite well.
X2 works great for me as well :tipup:
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2018, 09:23 PM »
I keep them in the corner of my room on the floor, chilly outside corner wall. Works great and easy to remember to sort through.  Might not work as well if you live with your significant other. Might have to find a new spot next winter as I will be married  ;)

For on ice I put what I need in a insulated bait puck. If I get back and there is still some left I keep them in there till next time. I have been told not to transfer them back to the bulk container.  They probably went through a significant temp change and will die sooner than the others, don't want to mix them in and forget and have them die. Sort through the bulk container every couple days.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #18 on: Feb 10, 2018, 11:20 AM »
Instead of a refrigerator, I bought a small wine cooler.  Works great
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2018, 01:00 PM »
especially for the wine at the end of the day.
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #20 on: Sep 14, 2018, 04:32 AM »
Yup...in the basement, 45-50*. I also use spikes ( in the door...not as cold as other areas of fridge). One thing I have found with both, and I'm sure with other grubs as well, is if you're going bulk...take what you need to the lake and discard the ones you didn't use. Putting them back in the container with the fresh ones has a tendency to "spoil" the others quicker. Not sure why, but was told this a long time ago and it seems to work.
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #21 on: Sep 14, 2018, 06:31 AM »
Switch to plastics, problem solved!!

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #22 on: Oct 17, 2018, 12:14 PM »
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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #23 on: Nov 26, 2018, 07:22 AM »
I always store them in the fridge, and they last way longer than my spikes do...so believe what you want. I do keep them inside a cardboard box, and then the container inside the box...so maybe the box is keeping them slightly warmer. I think this year I'm going to put some newspaper or foam peanuts in the box to add some extra insulation, and maybe keep them a few degrees warmer.

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Re: Storing waxies
« Reply #24 on: Dec 04, 2018, 02:53 PM »
Keep mine on top of the fridge in my shed which stays between 50-60 and sort through them as stated in other posts.

 



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