Mosquito larvae for axolotls?

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I was wondering if I would be able to feed my axolotls mosquito larvae? I have a pond that recently got a LOT of the pests. So I thought it would be easy to catch them and use them for food? ;) I have plenty of earthworms in my worm garden... I'm mostly just curious. :)
I didn't see any info on axolotls eating these so I thought I would ask. ^_^
 

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Mosquito larvae are a good alternative food for newts, but worms are always the best. I don't know about axolotls specifically, however.
 

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Oh well I guess it's food for my little brother's fishies! :) I'd rather be safe than sorry!
Thank you!
 

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Hi I have 5 baby Axolotls born in June and they are thriving on the Mosquito lava. I have loads in the pond and feed them very successfully. I also have three waterbutts and can collect bloodworms from there for them and I think probably they are more nutrious.
The good thing with the mosquito lava it moves alot and the Axies respond well to movement to stimulate the eating.:happy:
 

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Acephonechic:
Thank you very much for letting me know! Yeah I was thinking that the larvae would enjoy them simply because of the movement. I don't have any larvae... yet. ;) Maybe next year I will be able to harvest some for larvae. I currently have 2 juveniles and they are loving those earth worms.
 
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Hi Can I ask how large the Axolotls are, I want to try baby worms as I certainly do not fancy having to cut up worms. I have also noticed a large amount of daphnia in the pond as well and they love these.
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