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Old 26th July 2011   #4
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Default Re: Marmoratus morphs: terrestrial or aquatic?

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Originally Posted by Molch View Post
My marms should morph soon. They hatched in late April and are now 6 to 6.5 cm long (see pic) and I have seen them breathe at the surface.

I need to decide whether to keep them aquatic or terrestrial after morphing. I know both has been done successfully by people on this forum. I'm curious though which method is more common and what the pitfalls of each are.

I assume in the wild they are mostly terrestrial, but that may be more of an ecological necessity because of drying ponds than a physiological requirement.

Please take the poll if you have kept marmoratus juveniles and if you wish, elaborate on why you kept them that way ?
T. marm should not be kept aquatic unless it's breeding season and they are adults, I recommend a terrestrial set-up or at leasr a 50/50.
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