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RE: How to differentiate species?

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Posted by: caecilianman02 at Sat Nov 13 18:26:24 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caecilianman02 ]  
   

Hi there:

Mine took frozen/thawed bloodworms, blackworms, glassworms etc. Any of the small frozen "worm blocks" will work great. Also dead fish are relished. If you do decide to anesthetize the animal, I have found that oragel works best for this purpose. Remove the animal from the water, moisten it, and place it in a seperate container. Place only one or two drops on the caecilians head, depending on its size. Wait awhile, and soon it will appear to be dead. This is when you can gently handle it and count the rings on the cloaca. When you are done, continue misting the head and pouring water on the head, but make sure that the caecilians head is above the water so that it can breath. Really wash off the head well. Soon it will move again. Then you can place it back in the aquarium. I am aware of German caecilin breeders who work with T. compressicauda. Good luck.
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1.0 Western green toad
1.1 green treefrogs
1.0 Florida blue garter snake
1.0 brown Anole
1.0 Mediterranean gecko
1.1 Oriental fire-bellied toads
1.0 American bullfrog
1.0 South American caecilian (Dermophis occidentalis)
1.0 Spanish ribbed newt
1.0 rough-skinned newt
1.1 Eastern ribbon snakes
1.1red-cheeked mud turtles
1.0 dwarf peacock day gecko
1.0 Dubia day gecko
1.0 Sonoran gopher snake
1.1 rough green snakes
1.1 giant African black millipedes
1.0 White's treefrog
1.0 Okeetee corn snake
1.0 Albino African clawed frog
1.0 Kenyan sand boa
1.0 Argentine flame-bellied toadlet
1.0 African bullfrog
1.0 yellow * Everglades rat snake intergrade
1.0 Western hognose snake
1.0 fire salamander


   

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