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This forum is an experiment in "group writing".

The goal: To produce definitions to assemble into an Amphibian Glossary with a focus on caudates. When complete, this glossary will be placed in Caudata Culture, see example here: Amphibian Glossary

Since nothing like this has been done before, we're not entirely sure how it will work. But the basic idea is that participants, moderators or administrators will post the words in threads, and participants will have the opportunity to post their definition and/or suggest refinements of other people's definitions. If you are quoting a definition from another source, be sure to note that.

Please keep in mind when posting definitions that the intended audience for the glossary will be people new to the hobby, therefore definitions should be as concise as possible and not contain too much technical information or jargon. We want it simple, but it should not be so much that accuracy is lost.

You will also be able to post photos or illustrations (ones that we have permission to use) - or links to photos we already have on CC - to illustrate the concept being defined.

To indicate a word that should link to another glossary word, please put the word in brackets.
For example:
Papillae: Protrusions from the male's [cloaca].

To indicate a link to a separate web page, indicate this in brackets also.
For example:
Cycling: blah blah blah. See [CC cycling article].

Please do not insert actual hot links (unless you need to give a link to an article that we wouldn't all be familiar with).

When it is believed that a thread has reached a suitable conclusion, the final definition should be compiled and posted as one concise message as the final post in the thread. The thread will then be moved to the ‘completed words’ sub-forum by a moderator or administrator.

Once the completed word has been placed in the glossary’s compiled working document, the thread title will be changed to include the designation, ‘in CC amphib glossary’. Jan (moderator) will manage this function.

If you participate in this project, you will be identified as a contributor.

Thank you for your willingness to participate!
 
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    hey thank you all so much for your help!! i shouldn't have been so careless, but I love my axie very much and her behaviour has improved as I have started a tank cycle and gotten some good food for her
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    @lvlyvoa, good to hear, np. They love nightcrawlers and worms if you have access to them, they're the healthiest thing they can eat since they're a complete prey
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    hey, does anyone have any brine shrimp eggs??
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  • Jaeger:
    My axolotls were doing fine until the cycle int heir tank crashed. I currently have them tubbed and they wont stop shedding their slime coat, and my golden albino looks a little red, and his gills dont look too good. Theyre both flaoting and im keeping the tub at 18 degrees celsius and doing 100% water changes everyday, any help on anythingelse? can anyone help?
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  • AkemiYousei:
    @Jaeger I would try to double up on Prime to combat the slime coat shed when doing the 100% water changes. Also, if it's bad, might want to consider a tea bath as a preventive measure.
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  • AxolotlMama:
    I just wrote this on the post ^
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  • AkemiYousei:
    Haha, great minds, right?
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  • AxolotlMama:
    They sure do 😄!
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  • Jaeger:
    @AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
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  • AkemiYousei:
    Might be the stress, or the shedding bothering it
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  • AkemiYousei:
    Make sure s/he can't jump out, and maybe keep her in a undisturbed, darkened place for a bit. See if that calms the goldie.
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  • Jaeger:
    I woke up to my golden axolotl covered complete white. what do i do
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  • Jaeger:
    Just found out, hes dead. :(
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  • mcapanema:
    :'(
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  • AkemiYousei:
    @Jaeger, Oh no! Sorry to hear. :(
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  • AxelTheAxolotl123:
    my axolotl has white balls on its gills and the feathers have shrunk
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  • Jasper2021:
    We have an axolotl called Jasper who is approx 3 years old. He was being attacked by his companion so we separated them. He has healed his wounds now but has got very thin. his lips have turned black. he was just looking still and dead at times but ears moved so we knew he was still alive. Hold earthworms right in front of him which after some time he will take you think good he is eating but then it pops straight out again. At the moment he is in the fridge. Not sure what else to do if he can't or won't eat !!
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  • Wyn1993:
    Hi Jasper 2021,
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  • Wyn1993:
    I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!
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