Caudata.org Magazine

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In 2004 several hobbyists and professionals came together to write articles for issue 1 of Caudata.org Magazine. At the time we had hoped it would become a regular publication, but finding enough original articles from authors in a timely fashion was a challenge and we never published issue 2. Some of what would have been in issue 2 was added to Caudata Culture and, indeed, that site expanded its scope to serve as the main replacement for the magazine itself.

This one-off issue remains a testament to the knowledge and professionalism of hobbyists in the Caudata.org community at the time. It has subsequently been cited/referenced in other media, including Tim Johnson's article on the Natural History of Cynops ensicauda popei in the late Max Sparreboom's 2014 text "Salamanders of the Old World".

The contents of Issue 1 were as follows:

An Introductory Message from John P. Clare
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Photos from the last year
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Leader ArticleObservations of Cynops ensicauda popei habitats in the subtropical rainforests of Yambaru, Okinawa, Japan
by Timothy Johnson
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Triturus Special, Article 1A Beginner's Guide to Breeding Triturus
by David Nash
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Triturus Special, Article 2Triturus boscai: a profile of Bosca's Newt in the Wild and its Maintenance in Captivity
by Yago Alonso Giménez
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Triturus Special, Article 3Keeping and Breeding the Southern Marbled Newt (Triturus pygmaeus)
by Sergé Bogaerts
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Husbandry and Breeding of the Narrow-Striped Dwarf Siren (Pseudobranchus axanthus)
by Edward Kowalski
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Clouded Futures: a short discussion of recent publications on the effects of climate change on species extinction
by Alan Cann
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The original description from the magazine page is quoted here:
Caudata.org Magazine is the only English language publication that deals exclusively with newts and salamanders. First published in 2004, Caudata.org Magazine is written primarily for the enthusiast and the professional working with newts and salamanders in captivity. The magazine's publishing schedule is bi-annual, with an Autumn issue and a Spring issue. It is an electronic publication, but you are encouraged to print the magazine for your own personal use, or for a friend.

Caudata.org Magazine can be requested via the ISSN system using ISSN number 1649-5934.
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    @AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
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    I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!
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