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Deals on newt and salamander equipment, gear, etc.
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General Discussion & Member News Post won't fit elsewhere? Post here! This is also the ideal place for your own news, information on books, amphibians in the media, and off-topic posts.

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Where new members introduce themselves.
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Many people have requested an area of the forum in which to discuss topics not directly related to the rest of the forum (such as newt and salamander art).
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Your Photos & Videos

Post and discuss your photos and videos of amphibians. Photos can be hosted on Caudata.org for convenience.
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Glossary Project

This forum is an interactive project to create a Glossary for Caudata Culture. Once definitions have been completed, they will become part of an article on Caudata Culture.
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Beginner Discussion & Help These topics are for beginners, new members, axolotl pet keepers and those seeking basic help.

Newt and Salamander Help

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Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum)

A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.
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Advanced Discussion For Advanced Enthusiasts & Professionals. Posts may be subject to moderation.

Fieldwork / Fieldherping

Photos, accounts and other information related to documenting and discovering amphibians and other beasties in the real world.
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Vivaria & Enclosures

Landscaping, setup and enclosure-related discussion (vivaria, aquaterraria, aquariums, etc) & also equipment/product reviews.
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Other Amphibians Many members of the community are also interested in frogs, toads, and caecilians. Feel free to discuss these amphibians here.

Classifieds - Buy & Sell Newts & Salamanders Only members can respond to advertisements. All posts/threads are subject to moderation prior to showing up.

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For Sale Australia or New Zealand

This section exists due to the large number of Australians and New Zelanders UK who are Caudata.org users. Too right!
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Wanted

Looking for axolotls? Filters? Java Moss? Look no further. Posting is subject to approval/rejection on a case-by-case basis. Posting is open to Registered Caudata.org Users only.
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Testimonials

The place to post info about good or bad deals with people and companies. Reading is open to anyone, including unregistered visitors - this means these pages are viewable by anyone so mind your Ps and Qs. Posting is open to Registered Caudata.org Members only.
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  • MooncakeMyDudecake:
    I can't figure out how to take my readings and the ones I've done I don't know if they're even correct 🤔
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  • wolfen:
    how was the measurements taken, liquid or strip, if its liquid then you count how many drop it takes to change colour, each drop is one degree, if it is strip then you divide the number by 17.9 to get the degree.
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  • Axie4Life:
    hey, my axolotl has bumps on his/her back, is that ok?
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  • SamAxolotl:
    @Axie4Life, any chance you could post pics on a forum thread so we can see the bumps?
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  • FragileCorpse:
    Should I wash out the spray bottle I just bought for my salamander? Or should I not clean it with soap n shit first becayuse thats adding "chemicals" Just want to be safe/
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  • DinnerTheAxolotl:
    @FragileCorpse, I suggest just rinsing it out with water
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  • Captive Bread:
    @FragileCorpse do you still have the AC? Put the tank where the cold air will hit the glass (I hope its glass, wood and acrylic trap heat), this usually lovers my tank by about 5 to 6 degrees. Also what lid do you use? If its a screen lid then what helps me is to spray extra in the morning so the evaporate can cool the vivarium.
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  • Captive Bread:
    Another thing I am experimenting with is live plants. I want to believe live plants cool it too by moving water but that could just be me having to mist everything extra.
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    Kora has left the room.
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  • MooncakeMyDudecake:
    Helloo can anyone help me out with my kh and gh please? I need to figure it out cause I haven't a clue..
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  • wolfen:
    @MooncakeMyDudecake, what are you having trouble with
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  • FragileCorpse:
    @Captive Bread, Glass tank, screen lid, did put him with AC and temop is great now :)
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  • FragileCorpse:
    Is there such a thing as having your himidity too high with a salamander? Mine seems to fluctuate pretty intensely between 55 and 80 for some reason
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  • FragileCorpse:
    Also I neve got a reply to whether or not my salamander needs any UV light?
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  • FragileCorpse:
    Im keeping potato bugs in a nice moist container, ive got like 30 though and now the containeris poop heaven. Do I need to clean that out? Is that bad for my little buggies? Theyre clearly eating fine based on the trillion billion poops.
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  • FragileCorpse:
    My salamander only seems to eat potato bugs :s
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  • FragileCorpse:
    ...in captivity anyway, this was a wild one that I got fined for, but they never gave me the fine and neve rcame to seize him or my tank and accessories like they said they wold :s
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  • FragileCorpse:
    jesus sorry for typos Im very seizury today
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  • salamandernewbe101:
    dose any one have any tips/tricks for just hatched salamanders/newts
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  • salamandernewbe101:
    @FragileCorpse, Salamanders require a 10-12 hour day light cycle using an incandescent light with low levels of UVB lighting recommended. Never put your tank in direct sunlight, as the sunlight can heat the tank up too much.
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  • Skdecoteau:
    @salamandernewbe101, just hatched will probably need BBS. I highly recommend the Brine Shrimp Hatchery Dish from Brine Shrimp Direct. It's wicked easy. Can be ordered from Amazon, two day if you get the one without eggs & order the eggs separately.
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  • salamandernewbe101:
    thank you :)
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  • AxolotlMama:
    Hey guys my axolotls left me aton of babies today
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    AxolotlMama: Hey guys my axolotls left me aton of babies today +1
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