Which is the best food for tiger salamanders?

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Hello everyone, Im planing to get a tiger salamander and Im wondering wich feeder invert is best for this species, dubia roaches? earthworms? crickets?
 

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All of the invertebrates you mentioned are good feeders. It's always better to feed a variety.
If you want your insects to have beta carotene, feed them carrots, squash, and other vegetables that contain it.
 

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I've been feeding mine dusted gutloaded crickets almost exclusively for about a decade. If I had more time I would hand feed them nightcrawlers.
 

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I feel mine the same some times mealworms but I. Not to judge unless you feed it raw pork slices
 

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different timezone, I posted in the mid-morning ~8:30.
Makes a scene I just wanna make sure a fellow amphibian keeper is adequately as delighted and goofy as a tiger salamanders face.
 

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Tiger salamanders have a healthy appetite. But they should not be overfed, as they will become obese. The larva eat aquatic invertebrates, such as brine shrimp, insects, small fish, and worms. Adults eat a selection of feeder insects, such as crickets, earthworms, and wax worms.
 

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Is it ok to feed my Tiger salamander I will just read it? Fluckers freeze-dried crickets.
 

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Is it ok to feed my Tiger salamander I will just read it? Fluckers freeze-dried crickets.
The issue I've had with feeding tiger sals is that mine completely refused anything that wasn't alive. Yours might be different, but in my experience live is always a better option.
 

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The issue I've had with feeding tiger sals is that mine completely refused anything that wasn't alive. Yours might be different, but in my experience live is always a better option.
Same, even super worms who don't move lose his interest.
 

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Mine are like little dump trucks. They eat everything. One time we left the mealworms out for too long we were out of crickets the mealworms became beetles. They ate
 
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