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    Thanks for the advice! The tank they were in had some specimens with larger crests. They are not poisonous, are they?

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    I don't know if Newts are poisonous or not.

    When I was a kid we used to dig up a similar creature (Tiger Salamanders) in the water run off sand bins near people's basement windows. The salamanders seemed to love burrowing in these cool wet sand bins at certain houses. They were not poisonous (at least to handle). We just caught them and played with them for the day and then put them back cos they would never eat what we kids tried to feed them: raw ground beef and tree leaves...

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    I think the plants will probably be OK, but I'm not sure about the newts.

    I don't have any personal experience with this species, however this may help:
    http://www.caudata.org/cc/species/Tr...turus_sp.shtml

    Also, I think on your old thread, there were pictures of fish in the palandarium already? It's generally not a good idea to mix fish and newts. Newts will eat whatever they can fit into their mouths. If that happens to be your fish or a snail, then it can end badly. Some examples: http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/M...isasters.shtml

    This article says that crested newts are poisonous (though compared to other species they are one of the least toxic newts): http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/toxin2.shtml

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    I cant figure out your tank! is it a triangle shape with the CPs in the 'back' corner?
    How has it worked out with the newts by the way?

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