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Old 7th December 2015   #15 (permalink)
David B. Harrington
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Default Re: Does anyone keep slender salamanders (Batrachoseps)

I have some experience keeping Batrachoseps. For the most part they like moist woody duff usually from redwood, douglas fir or other conifers and lots of moist moss to hide in. You don't want to have standing water at the bottom of their tank, just saturate the moss and duff so it stays damp and humid. I usually put them outside on cool, rainy nights for short periods to keep them moist. They also like pieces of decaying wood and/or bark, preferably redwood for B. attenuatus and douglas fir for B. wrighti. They like it cool and humid, between 40-65 F is about right.
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