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Default Re: Hemidactylium scutatum

Yes, salamanders are nocturnal so you won't usually see them active during daylight hours.

As a general rule boggy enclosures are to be avoided. You could have a small, contained boggy area within a drier woodland style enclosure but making the whole thing waterlogged gives limited options for your salamander. A bog is a very specialised environment and not one that can easily be recreated by adding water to organic matter in a small container. You are more likely to end up with a stagnant, mouldy mess which will be bad news for a sensitive salamander. A regularly misted forest floor setup with soil, bark, chippings and moss is a much safer option.
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