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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 27th March 2011   #1
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Default Dead noto, anyone see this before?

I got three notos, and quarantined them from mt existing ones... Its a good thing that I did, because one of them died 4 days later...... The only thing I noticed that struck me as odd was a red line down the center of her belly...

Has anyone seen this before? What do you think the cause of death was?


I am worried for the other females who came with her... and now am worried that if they do survive I should quarantine them for longer than a month...
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Old 27th March 2011   #2
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Default Re: Dead noto, anyone see this before?

Sorry you lost her. I would cetainly quarantine them for longer than a month now that one has died. Maybe even go for 6 month quarantine if you want to be on the safe side. Make sure the others are housed as optimally as possible to reduce their stress levels as quickly as possible.

The red line may indicate 'redleg', but as the feet aren't also reddened, it may not be. It may just be blood collecting there after death... The only way to really tell would be pathology via a vet...

Hope the others are OK

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Old 27th March 2011   #3
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Default Re: Dead noto, anyone see this before?

I've seen my share of dead Notos, but never observed that. They do often have red color in various places after death that were not noticeable before death, so Chris's idea of blood collecting after death may be right.



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Old 28th March 2011   #4
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Default Re: Dead noto, anyone see this before?

How long do Noto live? I know mine seemed to die after a couple years of captivity.All my other species seem to be like elephants...living for a long time.



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Default Re: Dead noto, anyone see this before?

Well I've had my current ones for a year, and they seem fine.. and these were young, just turned green... It seems like I read they can live 12-15 years or so....



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Default Re: Dead noto, anyone see this before?

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How long do Noto live? I know mine seemed to die after a couple years of captivity.All my other species seem to be like elephants...living for a long time.
I've had two in my care for at least 8-9 years. I don't remember the exact year I got them. But they were adults when I got them so they must but 15-16 by now.



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