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This is a discussion on Feeding flake foods? within the Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Does anyone know if its a good idea to feed african nightcrawlers flake food? No supplements or anything, just crushed ...

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Does anyone know if its a good idea to feed african nightcrawlers flake food? No supplements or anything, just crushed tetra min flake foods. Is it more nutritious, and if it is, why haven't I heard of people doing it. Currently feeding earthworms a mixture of shredded oats, carrots for beta-carotene and powdered calcium, blended together.



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Hello, gut loading food prey is well documented because the health benefits to the various animals they are being fed to is well known both by scientific study and observations made by hobbyists. I understand most literature refers to insect food such as crickets and meal worms but if you type into Google 'gut loading earthworms' you'll find a whole bunch of different forums where people have tried to address this. Some of these are aquarists as well as herpetoligisgs. In addition if you put the same search into Google Scholar you will find many scientific papers too.

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Incidebtky it's on this forum too.



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You can stuff a high-quality newt pellet into a piece of nightcrawler. Boom! Fortified :)



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Thanks for bringing this up I never thought about it. Is there anything I can feed my white worms,that my newts could benefit from. I just feed dog food, doesn't seem to good to me. Half the dog food out there they say isn't good enough for dogs.



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Thanks for the replies guy! Does anyone know if there are any long term benefits or consequences to feeding the ANC's flake food? I plan to breed them and add another culture, I dont want my worms to lessen their productivity



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Is there anything I can feed my white worms,that my newts could benefit from. .
I like to feed my white worms a high quality fish food that's high in carotenoids such as Hikari brands. This colors the worms up nicely - enough so that their gut content is often easy to see through their skin as a nice red or orange color. I also think Hikari is just a good brand with nice nutrients for the worms. Hopefully, those nutrients and carotenoids benefit my newts when they eat the worms.



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Thank you for the info, I've been feeding my white worms fish food. I only have some cheap tetra fish food I had laying around but they worms seem to like it better then dog food. That's crazy they changed to orange pretty quick.



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Thank you for the info, I've been feeding my white worms fish food. I only have some cheap tetra fish food I had laying around but they worms seem to like it better then dog food. That's crazy they changed to orange pretty quick.
Exactly. I've been using regular ol flake fish food for years. You will also be surprised that the fancy expensive fish food doesn't offer all that much more health benefits vs the average kind according to some studies I've seen.



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