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Offline apisbees

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Wax Worms eat plastic.
« on: February 03, 2018, 06:55:44 pm »
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https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/wax-worms-eat-plastic-polyethylene-trash-pollution-cleanup/
Good news as long as some one doesn't decide to release a million in every dump.
The wax moth grubs are also raised and sold as live fishing bate. I wonder how many are released into the environment after the weekend fishing trip?
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Re: Wax Worms eat plastic.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 08:51:51 pm »
Apis,

When I first saw this, the thought that came to mind was, "Every creature has a purpose" Still hate 'em in my comb.
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Re: Wax Worms eat plastic.
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 06:04:16 pm »
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Re: Wax Worms eat plastic.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 11:55:03 am »
checked this out after seeing this. yikes! obviously people are buying them or they would not be selling them. the good part
( for beekeepers ) is they are popular with ice fisherman so leftovers will likely not survive, they are expensive, & those who buy them live are paying shipping cost along the lines of what we pay to ship queens.

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Re: Wax Worms eat plastic.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 04:25:41 pm »
How fascinating! Hence why they devoured through a garbage bag I had some comb in. Interesting that they're popular amongst fishermen!

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Re: Wax Worms eat plastic.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 07:17:50 pm »
omni, my dad would use them for fishing................. :D
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