View Full Version : Blackworms for taricha granulosa

10th July 2006, 18:58
Formerly, both of my newt species (t. gran and c.o., kept in separate tanks of course) were fed primarily nightcrawlers. But when I obtained a juvenile cynops orientalis, I decided that I needed something smaller.

I got blackworms. Caudata Culture says that they aren't great for larger caudates. My taricha must have been getting sick of nightcrawlers because they have fattened up alot since I started giving them blackworms. They eat huge mouthfulls of them!

So, if you've been considering them, give them a shot. Rinsing them every other day is easier than chopping nightcrawlers, too.

12th July 2006, 08:26
Taricha are exceptional in many ways. For huge newts they tend to prefer small food. Mine never did aquire a taste for large earth worms. Preferring frozen blood worms instead. They do seem fond of wax moth larvae.

12th July 2006, 13:24
Mine eat the nightcrawler bits REALLY well for a while, then they seem to fast, then they seem to go crazy about them, and so on.

The eat the blackworms like they're candy at every feeding...they would eat until their little bellies look like they're going to explode if I would let them!

...just another wonderful thing about tarichas! http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/happy.gif