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8th November 2004, 11:41
Hi, I have a Pachytriton labiatus, and I was wondering what the minimum acceptable temperature for it would be in the wintertime. Can P. labiatus tolerate temperatures in the 40s-50s (Fahrenheit)? Or is that just too cold?

9th November 2004, 01:57
Rose, That would be fine...Most newts need a winter dormancy time to breed anyways...

9th November 2004, 12:49
Hi Hayden,
Thanks! By the way, how often should the newt be fed at this temperature? I've never had the temp drop this low before in winter, and I normally feed my newt about 3 times a week when the temp is in the high 60s-low 70s.

9th November 2004, 22:20
The newt doesn't need to be fed as often during these temperatures...But 2-3 times a week should be fine...Any more ?'s just email me at bert_kurt_claudio@hotmail.com

10th November 2004, 15:55

24th May 2006, 15:13
my current temp readings of my new setup are right around 73 deg. is this too warm, or is she gonna be ok in that temp?