Fruitflies question

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Hi
Can you feed fruitflies to aquatic newts ? (Wont they get too much air in their stomach?)
 

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I can't see it causing a problem but why would you want to anyway? I would think most would either drown or just climb out.
 

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Because i have them atm, and because id like to see them hunt fruitflies, i like to give them all different kinds of food.
 

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Yes some will readily take fruit flies, the flies tend to form small floating groups and then the newts come and grab them like some giant shark eating seabirds from the water surface. Fewer flies escape then you would think.
 

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what kind of newts are you going to feed FF's too?
 

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If you've got a couple of floating plants (especially Pistia sp.) some newts will hang on to them to stay close to the surface as the flies use the plants to walk on. When I've caught a annoying house fly or mosquito I feed it to my newts larvae using tweezers.
 
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