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North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) While not closely related, these two genera are the true newts of North America.



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Old 7th July 2010   #1
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Default T.torosa shedding skin question

Does T.torosa shed right before starting the aquatic phase? Mine just started to congregate towards the water and I have noticed a couple of skins in the water portion.


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Default Re: T.torosa shedding skin question

From what I have read up on it they continue to shed during the aquatic stage as well as before it. I hope someone who has actual experience with the species can advise you better.

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