Estivation (aestivation): A state of dormancy during heat or drought periods. Characterized by low metabolic activity and formation of a protective cocoon made of skin secretions or layers of shed skin.
Hibernation: A state of cold-period dormancy in mammals. Cold-blooded animals are sometimes said to "hibernate", but the correct term is [brumation].
Brumation: A state of cold period dormancy or reduced activity in cold-blooded animals. Unlike [hibernation], the animal may remain partially active during brumation.
Help!! My nitrates won’t go up! They are at 0ppm and so is my ammonia and nitrites. Can I put my axolotl in the tank without the nitrates or does the axolotl need them? If not how do I get my nitrates up?