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Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.

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Old 7th December 2007   #1
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Default Aquatic Ommatotriton

Since i donīt mist the ophryticus tank, i decided to put a small water plate for a couple of hours for them...just in case they wanted to drink or anything... i dunno...it sounds rather stupid right now hehe but anyway i thought iīd let them choose. The thing is...the bigger juvenile was in the water 15 minutes after i put it. Itīs been there for around 2 hours now. Itīs skin is "aquatic" like. Iīve removed it from the water a couple of times and it has returned. Whatīs happening here? I mean...itīs only 5.5 cm long, and thereīs no sign of sexual differenciation. I think i read somewhere this species might breed(or become aquatic, canīt remember) for the first time at a young age and short size..i think it said about 7-8 cm. Anyone ever saw a juvenile this small go for water so madly? xD
Iīm keeping a very close eye on it to make sure it doesnīt drown. Should i remove the water?



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Striaight off I'll admit that I have no exp with this species. That said, he would not be in the water if he did not want to be. Short of a suicide attempt there must be something pulling / driving him to the water. It could be hormones, low humidity, or just an intrepid nature but he seems to be interested so I would keep the water there. My granulosas started off 95% terrestrial and in response to their constant pile-up in the water dish I increased their water gradially till they are now 95% aquatic. They have never been happier. They exibit mating behaviour on a regular basis though sadly they have never reproduced.



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