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My newts

This is a discussion on My newts within the Fish and Amphibians forums, part of the Water Gardening category; Here are two kinds of my newts and their tanks....

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    Default My newts

    Here are two kinds of my newts and their tanks.Name:  drawing hairspray can 1 100.jpg
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    Remind me Nile crocodile lying on the river banks, so cute and very friendly, is it poisonous creatures ? How do you feed them?

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    Don't believe I have seen a newt before. Looks like you created a pretty nice place for them to live.

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    They are only poisonous if you eat them luckily! I feed them chopped up nightcrawlers. Some of them will feed from tongs but others like to hide and I just leave them pieces on a paper towel in front of their hiding place.

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    How large is the aquarium set up? I was wanting one as soon as I saw it. I was looking at it as a bog habitat...water plants, etc. Do you have any fish in the water? Thanks for sharing!

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    These are Mandarin newts- Tylototriton verrucosus. Like toads, they have parotoid glands, which in these animals are in the rear of the jaws; the yellow to orange blotches mark their positions. Additionally, poison glands run the dorsum, and like the parotoid glands, are signified by the spots. This serves a defensive purpose: when grabbed by a predator, the poison oozes out and the attacker leaves with a burning sensation on its mouth.

    These newts are pretty safe to handle though, although like all amphibians are sensitive to oils produced by human skins.

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    i used to have a newt, firebelly newt i beleive, but no matter what we fed him, he wouldnt eat and eventually died
    Beautiful little creatures though, love em!

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    Actually these newts are Tylototriton shanjing and Tylototriton kweichowensis which are similar to verrucosus though usually less aquatic.
    I have a 125 gallon tank for 8 adult kweichowensis (which are the ones with the dark heads). And then I have seven adults of the shanjing in a 75 gallon tank. I also have 12 babies of theirs that I am working on setting up a slightly smaller tank for.
    They are relatively easy to care for them. The most difficult care measure for most people is their need to stay cool. They can only handle temperatures over 70F for very short periods of times and they need to get down to 50F or lower during the winter for them to go into breeding behavior in the spring.

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    Wow! How neat! I especially loke the picture of the four shy ones you exposed from their hiding spot. Please continue to share!

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