Settling newts in the garden pond - so it could be done

Settling newts in the garden pond - so it could be done


Newts choose their own waters. In order for them to settle in the garden pond, it must be as near to nature as possible.

This is how newts live

Native pigs, which include thread, comb, mountain and pond newts, live a hidden life. Especially during their stay in the country from August to March they are rarely seen. Then the animals live in damp places near waters. For those who want to settle these shy amphibians, this is the time, the best opportunity to lure them into their own garden pond. In late autumn, newts dig deep into the ground to become frozen in winter. So they survive the winter time. When temperatures rise in the spring, they wake up from hibernation and the breeding season begins. For this, the male of crested and pond newts grows a ridge that makes them look as bizarre as a little dragon.

To attract the females, the males release perfumes and wave their tail to the female. By dancing around the mate, the male causes them to follow, settling a seed packet. This takes the female with the cloaca and begins soon after with the oviposition. The larvae develop in the water for three months to small newts, which go ashore in late summer.

Designing the garden pond for pig

Who wants to settle newts in the garden pond, must make this close to nature. With good luck the amphibious come by themselves, if they find a habitat, in which they feel well. Since all types of pig live both on land and in the water, there must be a shallow riparian zone. So they come easily into the pond and out again. They also need ways to hide. Hollow stones, small tree trunks and branches, which the owner places at the edge of the pond and in the pond, are particularly suitable. Also important are underwater plants such as hornwort and water plague, where the female can spawn. Therefore, it is not necessary to use chlorine or algae cleaner, as amphibians can not tolerate these agents.

The environment around the garden pond must also be natural. If there are plants on the edge of the river, these are neither fertilized nor are wetes destroying them. Similarly, it is not advisable to mow the lawn during the stay in order to protect the newts from predators. On the other hand, there is a risk of injuring them by mowing or pulling in the mower.

Successfully settling caudate

Many pond owners do not know that fish should not swim in the garden pond if they want to settle newts in it. Especially species such as goldfish and sticklebacks disturb the female while spawning and eat the spawning and the newts. On the other hand, toads and frogs are no threat to the Molchnachwuchs. In addition, all newt species love the tranquility, which is why a fountain or a pond pump is not recommended.

Although newts are under protection, settling in their own garden pond is not prohibited. Only from the free nature of the garden owner may not take. But if he creates the right living conditions, the amphibians may come of their own accord. If this is not the case, domestic species can be bought from the pig breeder.

But whoever owns a pig has to make sure that their habitat is maintained. Everyone must be aware that Lurches choose their own home. Only when they like it in a pond, they stay.



Video: Smooth Newts (UK|

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