Elegans eating Mushrooms

PA2019

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After the last few days of heavy rainfall I noticed my group grazing and breeding this morning alongside several large mushrooms that had appeared almost overnight in the pen.

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Fast forward to this afternoon and one of the mushrooms has a lot of bite marks and is 80% eaten. I cant 100% guarantee one of my torts ate it, but there is nothing else in the pen.

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I've seen one female purposely eating ants in the pen and another was caught chewing on a massive slug last summer. It didn't surprise me as I've read reports of stars eating carrion, but I cannot recall reading about mushrooms being consumed before.

Anyone have stars which go after mushrooms?
 

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I feed crimini or white mushrooms to my Sri Lankan Stars and Burmese Stars. They love them but I use them more like a treat once or twice a month
 

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What kind of mushroom is that? Just gotta make sure it's not poisonous!
 
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