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Glossary correction

froggy

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Hi all.

I just had a glance at the glossary, and under "Amphibian", the description states that the three orders are Anura, Caudata and 'Caecilia'. The last one is not correct - it is either Apoda or Gymnophiona (the latter is 'more' correct, I believe).

Just thought it was important to have that correct!

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Well spotted. It's been changed.
 

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Not related but also a correction, i saw the other day that the photo gallery is still using the name Mesotriton.
 

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Not related but also a correction, i saw the other day that the photo gallery is still using the name Mesotriton.

I've changed the category name, which should help with the burning sensation. Many of the images loaded have the old name associated with them so keep the eye drops handy.

Part of me was tempted to change it back to Triturus - must be a Friday thing.
 

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Oh gods, no...not Triturus...anything but Triturus, i beg you.
The eye thing was all for a laugh, but call it Triturus and i will suffer xD
 

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These synonyms might turn your stomach (particularly the Lacerta and Gecko ones!)

Triton alpestris Laurenti, 1768
Triton Wurfbainii Laurenti, 1768
Triton Salamandroides Laurenti, 1768
Lacerta (Triton) gyrinoides Merrem, 1789
Gecko gyrinoides — Meyer, 1795
Salamandra alpestris — Schneider, 1799
Salamandra ignea Bechstein, 1800
Salamandra cincta Latreille, 1800
Salamandra wurfbaini — Sonnini de Manoncourt & Latreille, 1801
Salamandra rubriventris Daudin, 1803
Molge ignea — Merrem, 1820
Molge alpestris — Merrem, 1820
Molge wurfbaini — Merrem, 1820
Triton igneus Goldfuss, 1820
Triton zonarius Millet de la Turtaudière, 1828
Triton Wurfbeinii — Schinz, 1833
Triton apuanus Bonaparte, 1839
Triton alpestris — Gray, 1850
Triton alpestris apuanus — Gray, 1850
Hemitriton alpestris — Dugès, 1852
Triton neglectus Jan, 1857

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Good work, all.:happy:

Chris, you have even my eyes burning.:eek:
 

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Hi all.

I just had a glance at the glossary, and under "Amphibian", the description states that the three orders are Anura, Caudata and 'Caecilia'. The last one is not correct - it is either Apoda or Gymnophiona (the latter is 'more' correct, I believe).

Just thought it was important to have that correct!

Chris
That's what a real professional means!
 
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    ...other than these little oblong shaped bits of dirt thats compacted together, I figure those must be poops because how else is the dirt getting compacted into an oblong shape like that? And he tends to roll those to his front entryway of his rock cave for me to move them away from the entrance. Are those poops? Mine will ONLY eat sal bugs. otherwise known as potato bugs, roly polys, etc. Hes never struck at anything else ive given him. Are the roly polys even enough nutrients for him? Ive captured like 400 of them for the winter months.
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    *also actually unsure of his sex, if the sex of the salamander means anything in this instance, I as told females are bigger and fatter, so I assume it might be a female tbh.
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    @FragileCorpse, the chat room is a good way to get some basic answers. if you're looking for more detailed answers, go to caudata.org home page and then scroll down to newt and salamander help. I think you might be able to get some more answers from there from people with experience with newts/ salamanders specifically. you could probably also contact a breeder and see if they have advice for you. Some vets also have info on exotic animals as well. local wildlife centers/ rehab facilities/ rescues may also be a good resource to look into. hope your little guy feels better soon!
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    I cant contact the vet or facilities because they keep trying to take my salamander and fine me cuz i dont have a permit. however i foudn him outside dying and nursed him back to health. So I need to be discreet about getting info. However, if anything actually becomes wrong with him, in order to save him I will have to surrender him to a vet. But thanks for the info I appreciate that
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    Maybe I should just go literally buy a smaller more mobile terrarium? Hes in a giant glass beast right now.
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    @FragileCorpse, I think a plastic tub would be fine along with a spray bottle to keep it humid (I've seen a lot of people keep reptiles etc in plastic tubs their whole lives happily) Not sure about the fear/ shock aspect, but maybe bring a towel or blanket to put over the tote (if it's a clear tote, that is) as well to keep it dark for him so he doesn't get spooked by so much movement that will be going on. I've used that for other animals and it seems to be effective for keeping them calm. See if you can get your hands on some earthworms for food. they're nutritionally dense and it looks like that's one of the main things your salamander would be fed in captivity. Crickets were another suggestion for food as well. praying you all stay safe!
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    SamAxolotl: @FragileCorpse, I think a plastic tub would be fine along with a spray bottle to keep it humid... +1
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