Known as caterpillar larvae, wax worms are know for their evolution into wax moths or bee moths.
In their appearance they are moderate sized white caterpillars.
In the wild they are known as nest parasites as they are avid consumers of pollen, cocoons, shed skins of insects and beeswax.
Wax worms are sold in containers in pet shops. They can often be purchased in bulk and are very popular with all kinds of pets who enjoy their nutrious nature.
So can gerbils eat wax worms at all?
Yes they can but steer clear of those that have died in containers.