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Hello from Arizona!

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My name is Caleb and I am a university student closing in on a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in hydraulics (stuff like piping, culverts, washes, dams...). I had kept aquatic turtles for years but had to give them away during a move years ago, so I have some experience in keeping herps. I am finally at a good spot in life in to care for caudates but I live in a hot state so I wanted to become a member of this forum and seek guidance on whether or not I can feasibly do so, as I have an especially keen interest in aquatic news. If you live somewhere hot, please share your secrets!

I love reading natural history books and am delighted to see a book section on this forum, and that is probably where I will post the most. From time to time, I will have some silly questions to ask (probably regarding keeping aquarium water cool) so I hope y'all don't mind!
 

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My name is Caleb and I am a university student closing in on a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in hydraulics (stuff like piping, culverts, washes, dams...). I had kept aquatic turtles for years but had to give them away during a move years ago, so I have some experience in keeping herps. I am finally at a good spot in life in to care for caudates but I live in a hot state so I wanted to become a member of this forum and seek guidance on whether or not I can feasibly do so, as I have an especially keen interest in aquatic news. If you live somewhere hot, please share your secrets!

I love reading natural history books and am delighted to see a book section on this forum, and that is probably where I will post the most. From time to time, I will have some silly questions to ask (probably regarding keeping aquarium water cool) so I hope y'all don't mind!
I've been in your boat sir. Question you need to ask your self is..how much am I willing to spend on my electric bill. In Phx, to keep your house below 70 degrees, is gonna be expensive. if you go with an aquatic species a sized up chiller is a must...using frozen water bottles gets old quick and leads to drastic and repeated temp variations. In short, Its possible but you gotta plan for it and it won't be cheap. People will harp that their SRN,Tiger sal, Marbs..etc..all do fine in the mid 70s...they may tolerate it..but I can attest that all my caudates do better at temps below 70... Just my 2 cents, hope it helps.
 
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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  • axolotl nerd:
    hey everyone - sorry for the inactivity. things have been really rough in my world the past few days, but i’m safe now. i should be back to my normal active self here soon :)
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  • axolotlnewtlover:
    the nitrites in my tank are so high omg
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Hello, I think my axie might have anchor worms, could someone please look at my thread its called 'rapidly growing strange things all over my axolotls' thanks- The-Axolotl
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  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet!
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Thanks for reading my thread, everyone has been so helpful 😀😁
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Can anyone answer if I can use trichlorfon 20mg with my axolotls to treat the anchor worms it is supposed to kill them. I have purchased something from the shop called blue planet paracide which has 20mg of the trichlorfon
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  • axolotl nerd:
    sorry in advance for anyone who reads my latest post, it’s very long and was written late at night, ergo it isn’t wonderfully organized
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  • The-Axolotl:
    @axolotl nerd That's so cool that your looking into being a axolotl breeder/ having a axolotl sanctuary
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  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, im a hug energy when it comes to axolotls, and decided i might as well “shoot my shot” and try to make a living out of it. lots of inspiration taken from margie, who used to breed and sell here on caudata- she was raising about 1000 juveniles at a time, which is my end goal
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    huge nerd**
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Nice, if/when you start breeding axolotls make sure to post pics of the cute baby axies here on caudata
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  • axolotl nerd:
    i plan on it!
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    axolotl nerd: i plan on it! +1
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