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  1. Otterwoman

    What did my axie poop?

    it looks like an undigested worm
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    Taricha newt

    These are definitely granulosa? Anyway spots are normal and sometimes indicative of an impending shed.
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    Tylototriton available

    I have six T. verrucosus morphs available for $45 each plus $40 for overnight shipping. THey were laid this year and morphed in the last month. PM me if you are interested. Here is a picture. I have been calling them T. verrucosus for the last 15 years, however, some people are now saying...
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    Complete embryonic development of Alpine Newt

    This six minute video is from Reddit. Amazing!!!
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    Do something about the new salamander ban proposal

    Well, they are at it again, and again, it is time to pull out our magic wands- because what tool is more magical than the pen? John posted on Facebook: "As warned, the USFWS through lawmakers have introduced a new law HR-6362 that will ban all import and interstate commerce of species deemed...
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    Killing Blue-Green algae

    This stuff has infested three of my tanks. Does anyone know if this stuff will hurt the newts? I"m thinking of taking the newts out anyway while I treat the tank. It's either that or throw out all the plants in the tanks and start over. (Ultra life blue green slime stain remover)...
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    Fish Antibiotics- who has tried them?

    I was just reading in this thread about fish antibiotics. Who has tried them? In what dosage? What health issues has it helped against? Please share your story. THank you
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    P. waltl wasting syndrome

    Does anyone know anything about a P. waltl wasting syndrome?
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    Dorsalis eggs!

    Always a good feeling when you get eggs from someone and then after a time, produce your own!
  10. Otterwoman

    Book Review: Salamanders and Newts of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia (Staniszewski)

    Salamanders and Newts of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia (Terralog: Salamanders and Newts of the World, Vol. 1) , by Marc Staniszewski (Frankfurt am Main, Edition Chimaira, 2011). 162 pages. This gorgeous book, with a minimum of text (bilingual, English on the left and German on the right)...
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    Can sals smell water? Or how do they find it?

    One of my newts recently escaped its tank, I thought it'd be gone forever. I tried putting out wet towels, which I recently read about on here (whoever thought of that, what a great idea!!) I found him two hours later in the towel. How did he find it?? I looked all over for him. He was hiding...
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    DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE INTERSTATE BAN NOW: easy version

    Caudata.org Survey for USFWS now available. Please help us give real data to them to fight this ban: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Caudata I've been waiting for people with more knowledge on the subject than I to come up with some kind of template letter we can write to our congress members...
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    Salamanders and Parasite testing

    Does anyone take their salamander/newts/axies to the vet for wellness checks, or have their stools tested regularly for parasites? A group of my salamanders seemed sick so I brought them in today the vet diagnosed parasites, and we are treating them. He said salamanders should be brought in...
  14. Otterwoman

    Air stones clogging

    I have noticed a problem with my air stones, they get clogged or something after a time. But sometimes it's a very short time. Is there a way to unclog them when they clog? What exactly is clogging them? I go through way too many. I tried sanding one with sand paper but that did not help unclog it.
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    Do snails eat eggs?

    This may seem like a stupid question and that I should know the answer, but recent tank event have caused me to question: Is it possible that snails are eating my newt eggs? I'm talking about the relatively small ramshorn snails that seem ubiquitous in tanks. Or sucking out the larva and leaving...
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    What has the forum meant to you?

    The forum is back up. I thought we might take this opportunity to post how the forum has changed our lives for the better. I, for one, have made friends that I have even met in person. I started out with a wc eastern newt and now have about ten species and a basement that looks like a mad...
  17. Otterwoman

    Gigantic Tylo poop

    I'm quite sure this is a tylo poop but I can scarcely believe my eyes.
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    Taricha Mating Ball

    This was posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=638085379573081
  19. Otterwoman

    Death via amplexus

    Has anyone ever seen salamanders kill each other through amplexus? I could have SWORN the female was dead. Her mouth was open and it looked like when they are dead and their mouth seems inverted. I separated them and she swam away like she was just on her way to the mall for a new pair of...
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    Salamaner rap (if you like me then you shoulda put a rock on me)

    I don't know the group that did this but it was shared with me by a nature center. It's pretty cute. All the Salamanders #SmokiesCool - YouTube
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