I walked with my family in the alps (of course I wanted somewhere, were I could find something interesting for me).
I found them south of Vienna, this area is a very dynamic system, as the environment changes always when there is a storm or rockfall. I think the attached pictures will give you a nice impression.
Thanks so much for the photos and trip account. I believe this is the first time I have seen photos of atra in the wild. What would you say that the temperatures were during your trip? It is interesting to me that these animals are so common in their range...considering their incredibly slow rate of reproduction.
Well, it was a quite warm day (about 25° C). After a short period of rain, it was very bright.
Personally, I think, that there are just a few predators (maybe birds?!) in the habitat. The primary danger for the animals is to fall off a precipice or to get stroken by falling stones. (That' s why the animals tend to climb as high as possible; mostly they are stopped then by a rock face).
As the populations are very big (on a rainy day you have to take care not to step on the salamanders!!!), you can find quite a big number of young salamanders. (This day we found 18 to 20 animals, whereof 10 were juveniles.)
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
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?
@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
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 !!
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!