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Tucson, AZ trip.

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Hey all,
I'm going to be in Tucson, Arizona for a few days for a conference and am wanting to go camping after its over. Anyone have experience camping in Arizona? I'd like to go somewhere where I could find some herps, any suggestions?

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Where in tucson will you be? Metropolitan tucson is very urban - depending on where in tucson you need to be - kind of depends on suggeted camping sites.

The only camp sites I can come up with off the top of my head and are easy to access...

Mt. Lemmon - near the top are several maintained campsites but its to cold up there for most reptiles.

Reddington pass - really lame at this time of year because of the lack of water in the ravine. But if you can find some of the semi permanent pools - you'll probably find some non-native water turtles some jerks have "released" I tried to catch a snapper in one for 2 years before a really bad drought completely dried of the pool and a racoon ate it - all I found was the shell.

Sabino canyon - probably your best bet. Most likely to have water - not really far "outside" of tucson. I THINK it has overnight camping. You'll find every kind of snake tucson has to offer in that canyon, as well as mountain lions, bobcats & coyotes.

There is a camping ground behind mount lemmon but I can't think of the name off hand.

But if you know whereabouts you need to be - I can find the campgrounds for you - or find the fish & game/ranger numbers for you and you can ask them....

Outside of Tucson and closer to my area are Cochise Stronghold, Dos Cabezas, Patagonia.. there is an area behind Reddington Pass that doesn't see a lot of traffic except for hunters, and the reptiles are thick back there. I wish I could remember the name of the canyon.

Any way - it all sort of depends where in tucson you need to be.
 
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    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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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    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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    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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