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Neotenic Newts/Salamanders

Sith the turtle

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The peninsula newt (Notophthalmus viridescens piaropicola) is often neotenic, and there are some no doubt field collected ones for sale on Kingsnake.com right now. Neoteny isn't something that you can easily predict though, you can't just look at one right at hatching and call it neotenic. (Typically) You just have to wait and see if it does or does not morph
 

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Here's a thread you might find helpful.. I believe that some of these may not be available in the pet trade but if you find one that you are interested in, you can always do some research to see if they are available and/or look into some breeders. Hope that helps! :)

Caudata Forum - Species with neotenic members
 

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Alpine newts (especially 2 the Italian subspecies) are very prone to retaining their gills and some larval characteristics for a couple of years, but not as many become truely Neotenic (adult retaining larval characteristics) though it does happen more than in many other species. Triturus species quite often retain gills for a couple of years, but again, not many will become truely Neotenic. For example, as far as I know, there is only one documented case of true neoteny in Triturus marmoratus, and none for T. pygmaeus. Lissotriton species are quite prone to neoteny, there are lots of cases of Neotenic smooth newts, Lissotriton vulgaris. A lot of cases of neoteny end up just being 'arrested development' and many newts which retain larval characteristics for 2-3 years do eventually look just like normal adults of the species, however they are still fascinating.
 

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  • the:
    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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    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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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    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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    do the classifieds still exist?
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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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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    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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  • JulMl:
    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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  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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