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Laotriton laoensis egg laying susbtrate

SteveGeckosEtc

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Thanks for the information Paul! Is there a reason why the females would need long tails? I had thought the long tail would be useful for the male during courtship. Male Ambystomatids have longer, wider tails than females.
 

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AW: Laotriton laoensis egg laying susbtrate

We often see this in different salamandrid genera (Laotriton, Paramesotriton, Cynops), pond and stream species! So I am not sure about the reason.
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My only objection to silk plants from craft stores is the unknown metal used to stiffen them. The Metal could prove toxic.

never mind toxic; they are just so butt-ugly.

I never understood the concept of fake plants; that's kinda like fake chocolate. I mean what's the point? :bowl:;)
 

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AW: Re: Laotriton laoensis egg laying susbtrate

I mean what's the point? :bowl:;)
I use silk plants for my laoensis to lay their eggs.
I bred them now since 2006, tried a lot, and can say that these silk plants are the best substrate to lay the eggs.
Always enough "plants" with large leaves and the optimal consistence, and -
I take the leaf with the eggs out; the larvae slip after 5 - 6 weeks; parts of living plants rot in this time; silk plants are clean until all larvae slip.
And it is nearly impossible to have always enough living plants with large leaves for hundreds of eggs, which do well at 16 °C over months.

Paul
 

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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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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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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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