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Paramecium, a great introduction to students to showcase a single-celled organism (see attached video in the gallery), are also useful as food for very small fish fry. Microworms are very small food for fish fry and newts, a culture producing thousands and worms for up to 6 weeks. Wingless fruitflies are great for small tropical fish, just-morphed amphibians, whistling tree frogs, spiders and preying mantids.
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Bigger fare for bigger appetites. Large grade mealworms and waxworms for larger birds, turtles and tortoises, monkeys, bats, rats, mice, ferrets, hedgehogs and all the Australian reptiles. The range of sizes in locusts and crickets make them a very useful food but the large ones are best for large native geckos, tuatara, bearded and water dragons, bluetongues, frogs, birds and mammals.
Daphnia caranata (water fleas, a crustcean) come in 4 litre bags and are useful for educational experiments or as food for community fish and for growing amphibians. Whiteworms are also great for fish, adult newts and small birds, particularly finches, but have quite a high fat content. Smaller mealworms and waxmoth larvae are also standard fare for birds, reptiles and amphibians. Baby locusts contain trace elements and are excellent supplements for turtles, frogs, native geckos and skinks and baby bearded dragons. Small crickets can be added here as a side dish. You can order houseflies or blowflies as larvae (maggots) for your birds and fish, otherwise they come as pupae, ready to hatch, for reptiles and amphibians.
Houseflies, blowflies, fruitflies and mealworms and mealworms are cheap and easy live food. Waxworms are more expensive due to the food we have to rear them on, but are the 'top shelf' of live food.