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Fire Salamanders (Salamandra) The first salamanders described, this diverse genus of species and subspecies can be found throughout Europe and the Near-East. They are the animals that first come to mind when most people hear the word "salamander".

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Old 14th December 2012   #1
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Hello,
I started to hear some stories about mealworms and i wanted to be sure if they are true or not! I have a fire salamander and from time to time i am feeding him with mealworm.
Some people says i need to smash the head because they may bite salamander from inside!!!
Does anyone have any information about this. I was trying to find some info about their digestion system about acid and possiblity of animal to live inside the stomach but no chance!



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Did you do a search on the forum? That question has been discussed many times.



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I checked and read about it! First of all nothing is clear. None of the person said any scientific proof! Second of all the newest was at least 2 years old post! I hope i can have some answer in certain.



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Pinch their heads off before you feed them to your newts and sals.



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So is this means , they are not safe?
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Their mouths are not safe. The rest of them are.

It is best stated this way:
"The mealworm must be decapitated before feeding to an axie as it has strong mandibles capable of chewing through an axies internals." This was written by a moderator Jacquie in this thread.
As I said, a search of the forums on mealworms would have yielded this information several times. Here, and here and here and here, for starters.

However, they are not the best, nutritionally. Earthworms are the best.



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