Hi Paris. Well, I've misidentified newts seen at shops before and for all I know, I've misidentified this one, but I'm only going by the Japanese name it was sold as. I looked up the English name at this site, where you can see a few more pics of what seems to be the same species or subspecies:
John, I'd really like to be able to pick it up and nourish it back to health, but I can't really afford it now and I hear they'll only eat worms, not crickets -- and I kinda doubt it'd eat anything at all, though this one was much better of than the rest, which were half-dead or dead. And I'm really trying to scale down my collection, so much so that I've given away my T.v juvies and only have one left (and I'm waiting for a good home for it as we speak!).
Shawn, correct me if I'm wrong but you probably had a Paramesotriton rather than a Tylototriton. What was it sold as?
hey my doors are always open to additions to my collection. Since i moved my sals from my old room tot he basement i found that i have lots of room now. So i can take all the tanks that i had stored in the garage and use them. Id be happy to give youre little fella a home tim
except there is a little glitch jessie-tim lives in japan. believe me if he was in the states i'd be on his doorstep -he is from denver-60 miles north of me. getting them into the county is a big issue.
for a shop newt that would cost around $100 to buy and probably as much or more for postage and misc. fees, not to mention all the paperwork and red tape that would be involved in doing so legally. And I'm sure sending this worn out critter on a long journey to the U.S. after all it's been through to get to Japan wouldn't do it much good either. The way these animals are treated from time of capture to time of delivery to retail shops is just appalling.
As for my comment that it'd probably only eat worms, I guess I should explain: I'm kind of fond of earthworms so you won't find me cutting live ones up for newts. Having said that, I have no problem with dishing out frozen bloodworm by the pound
As for the subspecies name, I probably shouldn't have added that because it's really not all that clear.
yes.there was a shipment in germany too.cut-off toes, dehydrated, uncorrectable kidney-distruction,
large growing wounds, broken bones, grey eyes,...
Seems to be´, that they were caught with nets, put in potatoe-bags and .....
the problem is, that they were left for two days without water on a chinese airport,...
My first impression was, that they might be closer to T.taliangensis, belonging to the asperrimus-komplex.
Hopefully, they aren´t imported that soon again.
And i know what i´m typing.
Pet Trade will become an uncontrollable danger for such spectacular species, cause the numbers will rise.
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)