I was wondering if Desmognathus brimleyorum does better in a more aquatic habitat? This seems to be the case from what little I have read, but there is such a scarcity of info on the net about this particular dusky sal.
They are pretty aquatic. I've had the chance to see them in the wild a few times as well as keep them. Smaller ones are often under rocks in the middle of the streams, larger ones tend to be under rocks on the sides of the stream rather that really in the water. I kept them in about 4 inches of water with a good current and lots or rock rubble for them to crawl around on.
The natural creeks where I've found brimleyorum were no more than 1-3 inches deep with very fast-flowing water, perhaps 1-1.5 feet across, and a very sharp incline. Very small stuff. I think a Paramesotriton-like setup will be too a little too still for them. They'd need some really agitated water because they asphyxiate really easily. One or two of those big airstones work nice. The juveniles seem most aquatic, the adults seem to like the stream/bank interface zone though they'll still prowl the deeper water occasionally.
Good luck with them Ed, they're a really neat species.
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)