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Italian newt – Lissotriton italicus

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  • #303066

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi,

    my first try with an european newt species. Today I’ve purchased a group of six Lissotriton italicus. CB of course. If they doing well I want to take them in hibernation, for having a chance to breeding them next spring. L_italicus1.jpgL_italicus2.jpgL_italicus3.jpg

    With 8 cm (3,15 “) it is the smallest species in this genus.

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

     

    #352343

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You bought them! Surprised Nice!

    #352348

    Thomas
    Member

    Yeah, yesterday! Didn’t noticed the dorsal line in the shop. After a short negotiation I’ve paid 12,50 Euro for each instead of 20! Thats ok. I have to register them in the next days.

    #352357

    Matt
    Keymaster

    What do you mean by ‘registersting’ them? Some legal process?

    #352364

    Thomas
    Member

    Yes Matt, all european amphibians and reptiles are reportable. At least here in germany. I don’t know the whole restrictions, maybe I have to keep a breeding book. At least I have to report any changing of the population (dead, spawns or sale). Following strictly the law I have to report every egg! And deregister every dead egg. But this is much work even for the officials, so the praxis is to register only saleable animals. :)

    It sounds a bit tricky but you have the certainness to get CB. I can only talk about newts but there are many different species available as CB including many subspecies.

    It’s  a bit funny, in germany many people crying about potential higher restriction in keeping animals, and I take a restriction freely with this newts. :)

     

    You don’t have the restrictions in spain?

     

     

    #352369

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Just checked and it appears that we do have something similar in place.

    How are they getting on?

    #352373

    Thomas
    Member

    They aren’t too fat ;) , but I’m pleased with them. Till now not the best hunter, but they are agil and not lethargic or so. After more than half a year in not the very best placement it’s ok!

    A thiner candidate:

    L_italicus4.jpg

     

    EDIT:

    And this evening it works better with feeding micro crickets. :) Wax maggots were still mostly spit out

     

    #352408

    oaken
    Participant

    Those are really nice.

    #352519

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How are they doing Thomas?

    #352538

    Thomas
    Member

    Good question Matt, I guess they doing well… Smile They are really shy, and doesn’t like the light. But when I’m spraying their tank and feeding after that, they come out. A few of them Wink

    #352548

    llamafish
    Participant

    Hi Thomas – I am looking for these in the UK. How common are there to get hold of in the EU? From the couple of breeders I spoken to there are highly aquatic if the temperature is below 20 Degrees C

     

    I got one that lives with some dart frogs atm…. but I don’t believe that the right conditions ideally!

     

    Cheers

     

    Mark

    #352550

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi Mark,

    till now I’m a newbie with this species. At the moment I keep my group fully terrestrial.
    I don’t think it’s difficult to get them, but it seems there are not so many keepers as other european newts has.

    Cheers,

    Thomas

     

    #352607

    Thomas
    Member

    Two days ago I’ve started to adapting the newts to the water, with sucsess. Now they are so much more better to watch!

     

    L_italicus9.jpgL_italicus10.jpgL_italicus11.jpgL_italicus12.jpg

     

     

    #352806

    Thomas
    Member

    The whole group has done a complete agreement with the water, they doesn’t use the land area.

    L_italicus20.jpg

     

    #352819

    Thomas
    Member

    And the first egg… Surprised

    Ei-1.jpg

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