Spotted salamanders have a ferocious appetite. Salamanders have a fairly wide diet depending upon what stage of development they’re in. These animals are carnivores, which means they eat only other living organisms. The larvae’s diet consists of extremely small aquatic animals such as zooplankton, insects, isopods, and other small larvae. As the larvae mature they can upscale to bigger and more nutritious foods.


Adult salamanders hunt most often at night, taking advantage of the darkness which brings their low-light adapted eyes up to full potential. Once maturing salamanders havw reached proper size, they’ll feed on dragonflies or any type of insect, earthworms, grubs, small mice, minnows, and even other amphibians, such as frogs.



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