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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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  • MVM1991:
    As long as its cleaned yeah! You can even make overhangs if you have enough pieces to make nice caves and platforms
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  • Mark.H:
    Ok, thanks!
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  • MVM1991:
    My pleasure! River rocks work well too, and go rather well with all kinda lung less salamanders,
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  • Mark.H:
    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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  • Tinky:
    So everywhere talks about testing your water parameters but I can't find what to do it there aren't right?! Like too low not too high, anybody any ideas?
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  • jnerdx:
    It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
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  • jnerdx:
    It tells me temperature AND humidity.
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  • MVM1991:
    Where'd you get that? Or is it just a combo from petsmart or something?
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  • jnerdx:
    I’m pretty sure I got it at a Walmart.
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  • jnerdx:
    I just looked it up to see if I can find it again. It’s actually a hyGROmeter and temperature. Which measures the dew point. Here is the difference between due point and humidity. https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidityYou can calculate Th relative
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  • jnerdx:
    the relative humidity using the dew point measurement.
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  • jnerdx:
    Here is the product I purchased:
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  • jnerdx:
    it has a stand. And I had a spare suction from my filter. So it’s on the wall of my Sal’s enclosure.
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  • jnerdx:
    That’s a pic of it in the enclosure.
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  • MVM1991:
    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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  • jnerdx:
    S. S. Gigliolli
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  • MVM1991:
    Ooo nice!
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  • jnerdx:
    Thank you! I tried to share the video but unsuccessful. You can see it on my IG story @jnerdx
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  • MVM1991:
    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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  • LauraLobster:
    Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.
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    What would be the best thing to do ?
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