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What's the best food for poison dart froglets?
Springtails for dart frog froglets, flies for the adults and subadults.
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Agreed. I breed D. tinctorius azureus and D. auratus, which are larger species and my froglets can handle fruit flies from the beginning. Springtails and dwarf woodlice are good for thumbnail species. Adult frogs and juveniles of larges species love termites, which are high in protein and fat, but you don't want to overfeed with termites unless you want couch potatoe frogs . I also understand that you can't overfeed growing froglets. In fact, it's been my observation that their growth rate is directly proportional to their food intake (which seems painfully obvious), but the food taken by young dart frogs goes pretty much entirely to growth and not fat.
For larger species you can also use pinhead crickets, the smallest mealworms available, small waxworms, and rice flower beetle larvae.
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