The AG Urodela meets annually in Gersfeld (Rhön),Germany. During the meeting our members exchange tricks, experience and knowledge. The popularity of this event shows with all the countries our attendees come from. Each year we welcome members from Belgium, Netherlands, Fance, Spain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany of course.

It starts Friday afternoon with organisational topics. The associates of the Molchregister meet to exchange the latest updates and results. In the evening we have a public presentation which draws many visitors every year.
On Saturday we have a ‘presentation-marathon’ which is exclusively available to our members. It begins about at 9am and continues up to 6pm. Even though the presentations are excellent, people are looking forward to the breaks. There are discussions about the just heard and old friendships are maintained.
In the evening finally ones has gained a lot more knowledge, learned some more tricks and enjoyed the good food and drinks.

On Sunday is the official trade-expo. Everyone may purchase new animals there. The steering committee puts an emphasis to offer, sell and trade only captive bred animals (see Terms & Conditions). The trade-expo is open to the public who are then admiring the animals.

Friday and Saturday evening are enjoyed together in some of the bars and restaurants Gersfeld has to offer. There you meet new people and have opportunity to exchange plenty know-how while enjoying some drinks.

The 29th meeting of the AG Urodela is on Friday, October 5th 2018 until Sunday, Ocotber 7th 2018 in Gersfeld (Stadthalle, Bürgersaal).

Friday, 05.10.2018

16:15-17:45 Urodela Magazin – Schwanzlurche im Fokus der Öffentlichkeit
16:15-16:45 Jens Crueger Auf digitaler Spurensuche. Die Geschichte der Molche und Salamander im World Wide Web
16:45-17:00 Carolin Dittrich „Amphibien taskforce“ – Bürgerwissenschaft im Steigerwald
17:00-17:30 Heiko Werning Citizen Conservation #Amphibians: ein gemeinsames Ex-situ-Zuchtprojekt von Privathaltern und Zoos
17:30-17:45 Patrick Steinberger & Jens Crueger „Wir bauen eine Arche…. Planungen einer Amphibienstation“
Evening Presentation
20:00 Uwe Koepernik Portugal, herpetologische Reiseimpressionen

Saturday, 06.10.2018

09:00-09:15 Uwe Gerlach Begrüßung
09:15-09:40 Joachim Nerz Leben in einer anderen Welt: die Blindwühlen
09:40-10:00 Dietrich Mebs Taricha granulosa aus dem südlichen Alaska, giftig oder nicht?
10:00-10:15 Uwe Gerlach Salamandersuche auf dem Friedhof (Cambridge, Massachusettes)
10:15-10:40 Coffee break I
10:40-11:05 Wolf Rüdiger Große Menschenfischlein, Europäische Grottenolme im Harz
11:05-11:25 Olaf Godmann Überleben auf dem Punkt – Neues von der Gattung Lyciasalamandra
11:25-11:40 Sebastian Voitel Die Salamander aus dem russischen Primorje
11:40-12:00 Christopher Michaels Methods for treating saprolegnia like infections of Hynobius egg sacks
12:00 Group picture
12:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:40 Elections of steering committee for AG Urodela
14:40-14:55 Michael Fahrbach Erstnachzucht von Paradactylodon gorganensis
14:55-15:15 Jürgen Fleck & Petra Schröer Vorschläge zur vereinfachten Fütterung und Aufzucht der Molch- bzw. Salamanderarten – Neurergus derjugini und Salamandra infraimmaculata
15:15-15:40 Stefan Greff Herpetologische Wanderungen im Nationalpark Kalkalpen
15:40-16:00   Coffee break II
16:00-16:25 Florian Glaser & Gerda Ludwig Hartes Leben in den Bergen – Ökologie und Schutz des Feuersalamanders in Tirol
16:25-16:40 Christopher Michaels & Rodrigo Palacios On the phenotypic diversity of Asturian Salamandra, looking at bernardezi and ‘alfredschmidti’ and how different the latter really are
16:40-16:55 Alexander Liddington Chytrid fungus prevalence in dry neotropical habitats
16:55-17:25 Michael Veith Zur Ausbreitung der Salamanderpest in Europa
17:25-17:55 Paul Bachhausen & Jens Hoberg Bsal – Beprobungen in NRW
17:55-18:00 Uwe Gerlach EU Verordnung zu Bsal

 Sunday, 07.10. 2018

9:00-11:00 Opportunity to show, offer and trade animals.