I've never had much luck with forceps feeding with blackworms; they are too small and wiggly.
Unfortunately, most feeding dishes do not hold them in, so they all crawl out. Worse yet, blackworms + soil = major foulness, which has been known to poison the sals.
I have 2 solutions to this problem. First, I put the dish of worms on a bare area of the tub, so that the escaped blackworms crawl under the dish and are easy to wipe up off the plastic. If I'm using a paper-towel setup, I clean the towels frequently. Second, I have devised some DEEP feeding dishes that the blackworms do not normally escape from. If I get time, I'll try to take a photo and post it.
Here is a photo of the dish I use for blackworms in terrariums. The worms usually stay put. It is a frozen food dish from Stouffers Lean Cuisine, and I glued in rocks to make sure small newts can climb out easily.
Good question Greg!
I usually fed my Eft's individually using a needle to hold the small little blood worms.
I always like to make sure that all of my newts eat about the same amount of food. That is why
I like to feed them individually.
But I like your set up Jennifer and your suggestion Ed!
Best wishes to all!
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