Spotted Salamander Diet Question

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Hi!
I hope I’m posting this correctly.
I have a spotted salamander named Clementine. She currently eats crickets but they are a pain to keep and I’m wondering what other things she can eat? I have read they can have mealworms, superworms, or earthworms, but I figured I would check here just to be sure.
Also, if you have a spotted salamander as well, do they seem to have a certain preference for a worm?
Thanks!
 

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Hi, welcome to the site! :)
I don't know much about Superworms, but Earthworms are one of the best foods available for captive salamanders. They contain all the nutrients needed for growth and long term health and don't need dusting with multivitamins like Crickets and Mealworms. There's always room for variety, but Earthworms can be fed exclusively as a staple without any issues if they're easy enough for you to find.
 

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I have some spotted sals to and that's what I feed them; they're doing great.
 
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