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29th January 2006, 15:25
hiya all can anyone show me pics of there plastic box set ups for fire sals thanx http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif and would an under bed storage box work with air holes in the side thanx <img src="http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/win
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29th January 2006, 16:03


There's a layer of sand with pieces of bark that provide hiding places. I also put a small plastic dish so that the animals can wet themselves if it's too dry and I hope one day I'll find some larvae in it.
Hope it helps

29th January 2006, 16:36
thank you how large is it http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif
any one else http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif

2nd February 2006, 20:33
will this size viv be ok for a pair of fire salamanders http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif
20" Plastic Box
LxWxH 20"x14 1/2"x6"

5th February 2006, 00:55
Hi Kieron,

Yes, I think that size is adequate, but I would recommend that you keep them in a semi clinical set-up.
Here's an old thread that may be of use to you.

5th February 2006, 11:27
cool thanx for the link but what is a SEMI-clinic mean lol sorry http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif

5th February 2006, 19:04
What I meant was keep your Salamandra in a plastic box with damp paper towel on the base, and cork bark or plastic drainpipe for hides. With this simple set-up you can easily see what has been eaten, and when the substrate needs replacing.

5th February 2006, 21:59
o cool thank you http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif
I just got confused as i thought that set-up was clinic soz http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif

10th March 2006, 19:37
What other salamanders can be kept in a clinc set-up can mole sals or not i dont think there can not sure thanks for any help

14th March 2006, 00:19
Yeah they can be, I have just obtained some A. Opacum (Marbled) and A. Maculatum (Spotted) Sali's. They can be kept in a "clinical" setup, that Mike mentions. Its all on what you want really, simplicity or more work but a more eye-catching setup! I must admit, I have taken the harder route and I have finely broken up bark (not compost) as the substrate for my tanks, but I do only have a few setups so it is easy for me to maintain them all. Some of the people on this forum have many many many many tanks :-) so a clinical setup is a much easier way of caring for their Sali's. Hope this helps!

14th March 2006, 10:46
Hi all,

From the beginning until now I kept my newts and Salamanders on Earth with Moss, Bark, Rocks,... But now I'm changing all my setups to "the foam-system". First time I've seen this in Austria - now I tried it for my Salamanders and I have to admit - it is not the prettiest way of keeping my animals - but it seems to me as the easiest and most clean one. The "soil" is made of 3 - 5 cm foam. The hiding-places are made from foam-pieces. If it gets too dirty you can wash it in the shower or put it in the laundry (use water only - no chemicals!). I have recognized, that this is a popular way to keep Salamandra. I will also do this for my Triturus when they'll leave water.

Best Greetings,


(Message edited by Kamil on March 14, 2006)

14th March 2006, 16:42
Good luck with the setup!