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shanerules

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HI im shane ive been herping for years i have at least 48 various herps. now i know thats not alot to all u really good breeders but im an amatuer... But thats not why i asked for help i have been looking for caudates since March. im aware that because of the season change most caudates are hibernating but i would REALLY appriciate it if u all could give me tips on where to find them. i flip log after log but all i find is five lined skinks and snakes. is there any specific ways to find them? please reply or PM me.

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I would suggest going out after a good rain. Try different times of day. Also, it may benefit you to get a field guide for your area to see what lives around there and research their movement patterns. I have also used google to locate hiking groups who will hike out to specific areas just to find newts and salamanders that they have seen there in years past. Specific locality information we cannot give you here publicly, as we try to protect the native caudate populations.
 

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Shane, 48 is a lot. Small is beautiful. The fewer you have, the more attention you can give each and the more likely each is to get good care.
 

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I was going to say,,, 48, wow, I couldn't cope,,,,
Maybe you have a sexed pair and 46 morphs, ho ho ho merry newt-mass...
 

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Finding salamanders can be an awfully difficult task at times. I would suggest following Travis's advice and finding a field guide to let you know where and what animals are common in Missouri. A little searching on the internet or in the library should get you information on their likely habitats and then you can go from there.

Persistance and timing are keys. If you can search in appropriate habitat during or right after heavy rains, especially in the spring you may have better luck than if you go when it is dry.

I removed your request for specific locality information because it is against our policy.
 

shanerules

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thanks

ok thank you every one i will definently check out the field guide thing and hiking trails also.

John,most of my animals are in perfect care i have more than enough time to take care of all of them and the few that arent doing good i have or am going to take them to my local herp vet. but thank you for your concern. :)

thanks for your help
-shane
 
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    Hey guys, its way too hot where I live right now. Temperatures 40 degree celcius outside, making it like 30 degrees inside. Ive got ice packs on my yellow spotted salamanders hidey rock, he acts like he hates it though. Am I keeping him too cold? I think my temp gauge might be messed up, or at least in the wrong spot. I put the tank temp gauge in the top left corner of his large tank, where it says its 80 degrees fahrenheit, which I am aware is too hot, which is what makes me put the ice packs on his rock at the bottom of the cage, but the bottom of his cage feels a lot cooler tha 80 degrees. Should I move my temp gauge down to the bottom corner where he hangs out the most? Should I get a soil temperature probe so I can tell what temperature the soil that hes laying on is?
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    Because his soil is certainly not 80 degrees fahrenheit, and I dont want to freeze the poor bugger with ice packs if he really doesnt need them. Hes been doing fine, but Im just so stressed because I cant get ANy information on how to handle this little guy. Theyre illegal to keep without a permit, but this one would not have survived without my intervention. So I cant call and ask anyone for help. If theres a betetr site than this one, I sure havent found it. But I never get any replies here. We are all just asking questions and getting none answered basically. Its really frustrating as I just want to help this little dude be happy and healthy. All I can get him to eat is potato bugs as well. I cant find anything else that he will eat. Is that even okay? :/ hes been eating strictly those since may first.
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    Alright well I bought a bunch of stuff for his tank and hope it helps. Im getting extremelty frustrated that bI cant get an answer. Guess buddies just gonna have to die or some shit. like wtf why cant I get any help.
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    I'm afraid this is the largest and most active community for this kind of information, probably on the entire internet. That said, we are still small overall. We can't help you all of the time. We do offer you support and have answered your questions in the past so I feel it's very impolite to lose patience with us.
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    Second of all, was you who said you wild caught your salamander? And had Authorities threaten to retrieve it from you?
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    Third of all, assuming thats the case, no one seems to want to face the reality that these animals come from climates and microenvironments where they need to be kept cool. If you can't hack, then release it where you pulled it from.
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    he was dying outside. SO SORRY i was nice enough to save him. can i even release him in wetaher thats 40 degree celcius? will he not just die outside because he cant dig through the hard ground?
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    The ONLY reason I spent 500 dollars on this thing was to keep him alive. thats IT. He was completely dry with cracked skin and couldnt walk and I nursed him back to health. Now I should just throw him outside on the hard baked ground where I found him? in my driveway? Really dude?
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    I am losing patienc ebecause I care. Because I cant get any answers in any length of time that will actually benefit him. He'll only eat potato bugs, I just want him to have good rest of his life. Thats IT. So dont act like I went out an dillegally trapped some poor salamander out of the wild for fun cuz I wanted one.
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    I am very sure he was just trying to pass by, because he certainly cant dig ANYWHERE in the soil ANYWHERE near where I live. So I cannot just release him in 40 degree celcius on the super hard baked ground where theres no shelter and no food and now ater to be seen for miles. I dont see how that wioll help him at all.
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    Same thoughts reduced to bytes on a website
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