This is a discussion on Elodea muncher within the Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Yesterday I caught my female fuzhong doing something which I found rather odd. She was biting elodea, then shredding it ...
|Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton Often sold incorrectly as Japanese fire-bellied newts, these territorial newts are distinct from other genera and very interesting in their own right.|
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|24th July 2005||#1 (permalink)|
Yesterday I caught my female fuzhong doing something which I found rather odd. She was biting elodea, then shredding it by pushing it through her clenched jaws with her front legs, much like the way a tortoise eats. Though I didn't get a picture of her in the act, I did get this picture of a particularly damaged plant:
The transparent frayed leaves are the ones which have been nibbled. Has any one caught a newt doing something similar, and could there be any reason for this? She's been doing it quite a lot lately.
|25th July 2005||#6 (permalink)|
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