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Old 30th April 2011   #1
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Default Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

Hi,

I am thinking that I need to divide my flock. My larvae are at the stage where I technically have too many in a 5 gallon tank for my taste. I am not wanting to compromise the health of my babies.

I have 11 captive bred larvae available. I am parting with the most active and bigger babies.

I will keep the runts.

I am not asking for money for each. This would be terrible karma. I am asking to be reimbursed for shipping.

The recipient would have to have food available. I am currently feeding baby brine shrimp and 2 day old enriched brine shrimp. These guys will let you know when it is time to eat. You will get the glare....FEED ME SEYMOUR!!!!

They have so much personality.

Dawn thank you so much for my first experience of raising this wonderful species.



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OK but I think you should just offer them for pickup. Larvae don't travel well, they are delicate and easily injured in the jostling. Newts are best sent as eggs or as morphs (or, of course, as adults). Maybe you could just get another five, or even better, a ten gallon. It would really be best if they were not mailed.



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

Folks.......I jumped the gun. I am going to heed the advice of Dawn. Right now the larvae are a little over 3 weeks. I guesstimate they will morph at around 5-7 weeks old. This is not far off. At which time I will be ready to unleash these precious babies to those who responded provided you are still interested.
I would advise you to get your white worm, springtails and/or fruitfly cultures set up. It took a good 4-5 weeks for my white worms to catch. My fruitflies took 10-14 days. My spring tails took a good 6 weeks. Right now I have more than enough food to feed.....I just need some hungry babies.


I do not anticipate any more than 1 death out of 25. I have one larva that I will be removing from the bunch. I don't like the way he looks. This baby will definitely NOT be one that I would consider rehoming. I did not count this larvae as part of the bunch that will be leaving the nest.

Unless it is 105 degrees in the shade or I loose my entire group due to some mishap,,,,,which I do not anticipate, I will ready to ship as soon as these babies morph and start eating for me.

Thank you for the response......Just hold on and anticipate 5-7 weeks from now.



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

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Folks.......I jumped the gun. I am going to heed the advice of Dawn. Right now the larvae are a little over 3 weeks. I guesstimate they will morph at around 5-7 weeks old. This is not far off. At which time I will be ready to unleash these precious babies to those who responded provided you are still interested.
I would advise you to get your white worm, springtails and/or fruitfly cultures set up. It took a good 4-5 weeks for my white worms to catch. My fruitflies took 10-14 days. My spring tails took a good 6 weeks. Right now I have more than enough food to feed.....I just need some hungry babies.


I do not anticipate any more than 1 death out of 25. I have one larva that I will be removing from the bunch. I don't like the way he looks. This baby will definitely NOT be one that I would consider rehoming. I did not count this larvae as part of the bunch that will be leaving the nest.

Unless it is 105 degrees in the shade or I loose my entire group due to some mishap,,,,,which I do not anticipate, I will ready to ship as soon as these babies morph and start eating for me.

Thank you for the response......Just hold on and anticipate 5-7 weeks from now.

Sound decision! I've got a tank already set up and waiting

Best of luck :]



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

Hello,
Can you please save me one or two? I already have one for almost a year now, it's a male, doing great, fully terrestrial. He is a year old or so. I would love for him to have a friend or two at some point. He is now pretty much at maturity size and it looks like the way I took care of him worked well....
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I am anticipating that there will be quite a few on the market in a couple months.



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

you can use any small plastic tub or tray to house some larvae; you'd just have to change water daily. I raised my apuanus in 2-ga plastic bowls with water changes every evening and daily brine shrimp feedings.

Also, I don't think 20 or so young larvae is too crowded in a 5 ga, as long as you monitor water quality and provide some plants or hideouts. When they get bigger you could split them up.

I also wouldn't want to ship larvae - I'd doubt they'd make it alive.



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

another thought: splitting them into more than one group is also a good idea from a backup-point of view; if anything goes wrong in one colony (bacterial outbreak, for example) and you have a die-off, you won't lose all of them....



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Default Re: Triturus Marmoratus larvae--11 available

new guy here, I have been trying to figure out what exact kind of newt these are, would anyone mine informing me, in the section here it seems like it is either one of two types, but also is it a land/water newt or more of a water newt?



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Caudata Culture Species Entry - Triturus marmoratus

As far as their land/water preference, the marms I have raised I have kept completely aquatic at all phases. Others raise theirs through a terrestrial phase.



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