Young Tylototriton verrucosus

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I finally got around to taking some more recent photos of my young T.verrucosus, which are approaching (still a few months out) a year of age. I apologize that there are only a few; I had a really hard time getting them to sit still, as they all thought that it was dinner time (and they weren't fans of being plucked out of their tank). Both pictures are of the same newt.
 

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Nice newt Nathan, he looks very healthy! I assume from the picture that you are keeping them terrestrial right now. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see more! :D

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Thanks for the compliment, Mitch; I am keeping them terrestrially at the moment. In the photo, the newt is in a container for the sole purpose of having it's photo taken. The actual tank is a lot nicer. (at least, I think so!)
 

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Looking good, Nathan!

Nathan: WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT APOSTROPHES?

"Having its photo taken" tsk tsk tsk
 

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Quickly, put on a fake moustache and get yourself a smoking pipe, then pretend to be european and say "Sorry..me no speak english" with as fake a french accent as you can manage. We can get away with as many apostrophes as we want, muaaaaaahahahahaahah.

By the way, nice looking fella you´ve got there. Good luck with them!
 

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We can get away with as many apostrophes as we want, muaaaaaahahahahaahah.
Oh, how I do wish I were a non-English speaking member at times!

Thanks for the compliment, by the way.
 

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I'm sorry I'm going to disagree here.

There is no apostrophe in 'having its photo taken'

If it was 'It's having its photo taken' there would be an apostrophe for the first 'its'.

Now I'm confused! It's is apostrophe'd when it is short for IT IS, but is it also apostophe'd for it's when it denotes ownership?

Sorry, I'll shut up now.
 

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Dawn´s version was the corrected one. In the original post by Nathan, you can see the apostrophe. It´s a mistake i make regularly xD Damn phonetic languages :p
 

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Sorry I got confused, I thought Dawn was correcting it from no apostrophe to with an apostrophe!
 

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This thread is going to be an example to all! Good grammar saves lives!

Dawn- you posting that probably just made my day, that last paragraph is one of the best things I've ever read.;)
 

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Well, hopefully it'll STICK with you THIS TIME!! don't make me come there and slap your knuckles with a ruler!
 

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Anyway, I thought I might get back on track by posting a pic of three of Nathan's tylos' siblings: (if only to demonstrate my educated use of apostrophes):

That big one...truly his/her Mom's child! They are: Hektor, Cassandra, and Popeye.

(for the story of Popeye, see: )

http://www.caudata.org/forum/showthread.php?p=204082#post204082
 

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They look great, Dawn! It's interesting that you also have one that is significantly larger than the rest; it's the same story with my group. The one I posted a photo of is noticeably larger than the others.

I remember reading about your little pop-eye, and it's nice to hear he's made a full recovery. I think he and my little runty one would really hit it off.;)
 

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Actually, those are the smallest three. I kept 5 myself. Two got larger and I thought the smaller ones weren't growing because maybe they were 'food-bullied.' So I separated the smallest three (which were closer in size at the time). The two huge ones on the left are the two that were larger early on, and are not in the above pictures.
It's interesting that when I separated the three smallest, one quickly grew noticably larger than the others. I've been thinking about putting him with the two larger ones, but I just haven't yet.
 

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