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Old 10th April 2007   #1
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Photobucket movies
My neighbor came over and held the camera while I fed the newts. They're our first attempts, but good enough I think to post! The first is Elektra and Eddie. I love the way Elektra looks like she wants to steal Eddie's food after she swallows hers. Eddie's piece was too big, but don't worry, after the movie was made I gave him some smaller pieces. They definitely get enough to eat, as you can see.
http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s...current=EE.flv

The second is of the Marbled newt, Greeno. It's not the sharpest, but you can see how greedily he snatches his food! But don't worry, he gets enough to eat also.
http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s...rrent=marb.flv
We're going to work on the lighting and try to make more videos next week.
I loaded the first one onto YouTube, and it's still processing in the time it took me to load both movies onto Photobucket, watch them, and post this.


Here's the YouTube link to the Elektra video, (same video different hosting site):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAge4qgU4bk

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Old 10th April 2007   #2
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Awesome videos Dawn!Click the image to open in full size.

Hope to see more later.



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Old 11th April 2007   #3
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Nice to know I'm not the only one who talks to her newts like they are her babies!



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Old 11th April 2007   #4
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Cool videos! I would love to see more of the marbled newt.



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Old 11th April 2007   #5
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Yeah, Nicole, but do yours talk back? Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 12th April 2007   #6
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They sure do...they come right up to my face when I look at them. And I swear, my little girl waves her regenerated hand every time she sees me!



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Old 12th April 2007   #7
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Hi Dawn, lovely movies! How did you get your juvenile marbled newt to go (semi?) aquatic? my little ones really hate the water.

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Old 12th April 2007   #8
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Cool videos! Im with Coen, how do you do it?? I provided mine with a water area and if i put them i it they will stay for about 5 minutes...then slowly go to the land part and never go back into the water. They even hate it when i mist them.



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Old 13th April 2007   #9
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I wish I could claim credit for it...
I just let them tell me what they want. When I brought them home, I made their tank mostly land, but I have adjusted it over time as one seems to prefer almost always water, one is 75-25 (in favor of water) and the other is 25-75 (in favor of land). I don't think I had anything to do with it. I was surprised by it, from what I read of their preferences. Maybe they like the water best because that's where all the good food is.

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Old 14th April 2007   #10
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Well, here's more marbled newt. It's not a movie,
but I love the color and pattern on his feet.
They are so cool!
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Old 14th April 2007   #11
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It does have funky little green rings on its legs.



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Thats awesome Dawn!



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Old 14th April 2007   #13
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Here's the set-up for the Marbled Newts, if that helps explain their behavior at all.
There is an air-bubbler in the upper left corner, and there are a good number of plants. Their land mass is made from clay pots.
I wonder what the marblings prefer in nature, land or water?
Also I put up two movies of my hedgehog on photobucket, if anyone wants to hear more babytalk, but that's off topic.
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Old 14th April 2007   #14
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Cool setups.Click the image to open in full size. It seems to like it underwater alot.



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Old 14th April 2007   #15
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The marbled newts native to RI (at least those on my property) prefer land until breeding time in late summer/early fall where they seem to really enjoy my inground pool.



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Old 14th April 2007   #16
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Oh, I meant the marbled newts from Europe that I have in the tanks in the pictures. They're green and black with the red stripe. I'm jealous though that you have marbled salamanders on your property! It's nice having redbacks, but it would be nicer to have those!



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Old 17th April 2007   #17
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My neighbor came back over today and we made some more videos. This time we had the lighting
much better but we forgot to use the zoom feature. We will be making this a Tuesday event
for a while till we get tired of it, so we'll try more next Tuesday. We managed one watchable
video today, of Elektra and Eddie eating again, but it's from further back (because we didn't use zoom).
If you're interested, here is a link and you can watch it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLHWF3MJnCQ



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Old 17th April 2007   #18
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I like that video the most. I saw your hedgehog too. I've always wanted one.



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Old 17th April 2007   #19
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Thanks, Cameron! I thought since it wasn't close up that it might not be so great.
About the hedgehog, he's my hedgehog so I love him, but he's grouchy, grumpy, he bites, and he only puts up with me for his mealworms. I wrote about him on my blog one time.
http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Rjrun...-?cq=1&p=3
I definitely won't be getting another, and after all I've just said, he's really one of the friendlier hedgehogs I've heard about!



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Old 18th April 2007   #20
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Cool!Click the image to open in full size.



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