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sorry that was an urban park pond

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Does any one know of a smooth newt surplier preferbly around the gloucester area?
Im trying to get a population going in my pond.
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I need some advise on rearing a uk newt larvae, i dont think he is a palmate newt and he is definatly not a great crested newt as in his size, so i think he is a smooth newt at round about 7 weeks (roughly) all i know is that he is old enough to eat daphinea and has two front arms.I am worried as in this is my first ever newt and i cant put him(or her) in my pond yet as in his size, but when its an adult he could go in and live peacefully

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Morpheus - it would be best to allow newts to find your pond on their own accord - try looking in the pond after dark with a torch - you may find some - I would also suggest letting the larva go into the pond he will be able to feed on the invertebrates within the pond as this would be best for the animal. You can keep an eye on its progress by looking out for it after dark

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The reason im looking to put newts in is that its perect for them but there is no other ponds around at all
also i have been putting small crustations in and other tiny invertabrates i cant put him in the pond as in the fish and tadpoles would eat him
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