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Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.

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Hello everybody
i would like to ask if anybody knows why my marmoratus stoped eat for two months now.
i live in a hot place but not really too warm.
before the two months they were eat like crazy (earthworms) and now they are realy fat enough
they are all around the enlosure so they dont sleep...
but still dont eat .
i keep them for a year now and i would like to know if this a normal symptom of summer aestivation
thanks in advance



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They do get in rest in summer and this can result in the animals to stop eating, but there are more reasons for your animals to lose their appetite. Do you know the temperatures they are getting now and do they get some cooling during the night? Maybe you can post some pictures.



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thank you very much for your reply...
the temp are about 20 c day and night...these days i notice the my marmoratus are more active but still not eating.
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20c isn't that much of a problem. If the animals look healthy than it is plausible that they are in rest mode. Keep an eye out for signs of emaciation or illness though.



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My marmoratus always have a period in the summer that they refuse to eat. They start eating after it gets cooler. Sometimes they do accept waxworms though.



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