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Jefferson salamanders

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zachary

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I was wondering if anyone here is keeping jefferson salamanders? And if so, are they hard to keep?? Or are they like most ambystomids? I am looking to get some this spring, I currently have tigers and marbleds, so I was just curious as to what people thought bout keeping these creatures. Thanks.
 
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kaysie

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I have a small clan. They're just as easy to keep as any other ambystomatid. Lazy, they dont like to chase food, but i enjoy them.

how many marbleds do you have?
 
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zachary

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I currently have 3 marbleds, 2females 1male(i believe). I got them over a year and a half ago from Mr Johns Farm and some from Denver Dan, who had bred them himself. Do you have any idea wheere I could get jeffersons??Thanks
 
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kaysie

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no, they seem to be pretty rare in the trade. not that they're endangered, just no one likes them, lol. mine were intended for another owner who couldnt get the permits necessary to keep them.
 
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zachary

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are they an endangered species if someone couldnt get permits for them? well i hope to get some of them over the spring, I really am fascinated with the mole salamander species.
 
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kaysie

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that someone was a canadian resident. according to the federal government, they're not endangered. but according to the federal government, axies are (in the wild, yes, but there's no fear of the species dying out, for sure).

good luck
 
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alex

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I think mark lucas occasionally has jeffersons. check places like markmlucas.com or gherp.com.
 
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lauren

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I bought a fire salamander 2 weeks ago from underground reptiles and they has 1 jefferson's in stock. It was an adult I think, and about $49 (don't quote me on that though). They had him in a regular 10 gallon aquarium, with eco-earth and moss, water dish, hide box - basic salamander stuff. They said he buries himself most of the time.

Their website is www.undergroundreptiles.com. It was not listed on there, but they may still have the salamander if you contact them.
 
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kaysie

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HOLY <font color="ff0000">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</font>! $50 for a Jefferson! I didn't know these guys were made of gold! Hey, who wants mine? JUST KIDDING! Thats a pretty far-fetched price. Especially for such a common ambystomid.
 
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lauren

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Common except in South Florida :/ Shipping from anywhere else would make the price higher! (Which is probably added into the stores overhead already). We don't even have axolotls in the stores here - so with shipping and everything mine was about that much, even though the animal itself was $16. It was just that salamander though selling for $50, the mavortiums and tigrinums were $19 each (which is in line with the other two Florida sites posted above).
 
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joseph

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Think about it if that information got into the hands of the wrong person......
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jesse

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50 dollars holy thats expensive. Considering you can get a much larger tiger salamander for the same price or cheaper.
 
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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  • Sylvia88:
    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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    Freaking out
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    Oh I thought you meant my axolotl lol
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  • Quetzalotl:
    I read the fridge is for if they're stressed or huge infections and erratic temp changes will cause stress
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    If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water
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    Quetzalotl: If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water +1
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