Struggling a lot with correct feeding, need advice

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Hi! I have a year old Axolotl named toothpick. I have recently been having trouble with getting her to eat worms. She strictly will only accept pellets.
I tried night crawlers first, she ate one, and then wouldn’t touch another one again no matter what I did. I tried to cut into small pieces and give her little pieces along with some pellets to try to adjust her. Tried to blanch the worm first, etc. I then switched to red wrigglers after some advice and at first she seemed to like them, but after 2 feedings she refused again. But pellets she LOVES!! I tend to just eyeball her feedings, she lets me know when she’s hungry by swimming back and forth when i come in the room. I’ll sprinkle some pellets in her dish and then remove the rest. She will normally eat 3-4 everyday, or more every other day. They are pretty tiny pellets. She’s a healthy weight and seems perfectly fine, but I am worried that she will not eat worms!
To sum up my question, are pellets okay to be feeding as a staple diet? I know worms are normally the best, but she will not eat them.
 

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Pellets are alright, what kind are you using? Got a link to them?

And have you tried red wriggles? When I introduce a new food to my axolotl, I put her in her tub, with only like 1.5 gallons of water, enough to cover her entirely, and then I drop the new food right over her head, letting it splash in. Usually her instinct to suck the food in kicks in and success. Have you tried anything like that?
 
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