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Hi, my name is Torsten Watkins. I currently am 14 and I absolutely love Herpetology! So far I have written multiple articles regarding herps and have been featured in interviews. I couldn't choose a specific group of reptile or amphibian to save myself, but I have a special affinity towards Caudates. I have not been in the salamander keeping hobby very much, but I hope to start a collection. My favorite salamander species: the Larch Mountain Salamander (Plethodon larselli) is not in the pet trade sadly (at least not legally). Besides that though I am primarily interested in Plethodontids in general, but I like all Salamanders either way.
One of my favorite books "Les Urodeles Du Monde" covers all of the species of salamander in the world (as of 2013) and talks all about each species, including husbandry! Sadly though, it is in French, and I am an English speaker, so I am half heatedly trying to learn how to read french just so I could read I highly recommend this book though, besides the fact that it is french. And now it pretty much looks like I am trying to advertise this book, so I think thats all I will say about my self for the mean time.

have a good day!
-Torsten (Toe)
 
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    Will anything happen to my axolotl??
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    keep adding prime everyday for a week and your axolotl should be ok
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    Caudata.org chat? Haven’t seen this in years
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    @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
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    as long as its not freezing they should ship fine. I usually ship mine in 2 days priorities like axolotl. insulation and some cold pack. Is this morphed or still a larvae?
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  • macmac194:
    Greetings I have a quaratined tiger salamander due to not feeding and feeling lethargic. I saw a slimy green stuff inside the enclosure. Is this vomit? Poop?
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    Are you still looking to rehome any of your axolotl babies?
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    Does anybody know where or who to buy danube crested newts from?
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    Anyone in the DMV area looking for juvenile axolotls? I have several morphs available. Experienced owners and pickup only please.
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  • Ariania Lee-Ann:
    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
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    what substrate is he on?
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    Are any of you guys on Quora? I’ve started an axolotl space there and am looking for people interested in helping out!
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    I am wanting a spotted or tiger salamander and I was wondering how often to feed, what the best feeders would be and how many fed per feeding session.
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    Can I has alpine newts pls
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    Any ambystoma breeders looking for californiense
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    does anybody have any information on homemade baby axolotl food?
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    I have an earthworm farm, and a tight budget.
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  • Naxuzi:
    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)
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