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I got a question
can i use the drosophila larva for feeding newts (Cynops sp) or big Triturus sp larvae (3-5cm)?
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Sure you can.
I did a few times and i found that they got quite a good feeding response from the juveniles. They will drown quickly though, so for aquatic species they may not be a good choice. Also, they are tiny, and i think they´d be much more apropriate for tiny juveniles than for adult newts.
 

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Sure you can.
I did a few times and i found that they got quite a good feeding response from the juveniles. They will drown quickly though, so for aquatic species they may not be a good choice. Also, they are tiny, and i think they´d be much more apropriate for tiny juveniles than for adult newts.


And they are a pain to harvest compared to the adults.
 
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