What are they eating primarily and supplementally at the streamside? What are they eating primarily and supplementally in the forested habitat? This info could greatly influence our ability to fascilitate seasonal variation, and(potentially) build needed fatty reserves to sustain a breeding project, IMHO.
Thanks as always!
It is way easier and simpler to just control the amount of food fed to the toads. There is no indication that the variety in the diet provided to captive specimens is insufficient for the needs of the toads. The issue really comes from the fact that the trend both in institutions and the hobby is to overfeed the animals resulting in obesity.
From a nutritional standpoint, the variety of invertebrates fed to the animals isn't as important as the supplementation of those invertebrates since on analysis even widely diverse invertebrates are poor sources of vitamin A, calcium, (and vitamin D3), and to a large extent carotenoids....