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Eastern Newts - Notophthalmus viridescens
April 15, 2013
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Beautiful creature! I've been up in the Montseny UNESCO reserve this weekend and we found fire salamanders there. Will post some pics up later on.

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April 15, 2013
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Never seen fire salamander in the wild, only in pet stores... Good news, the eggs are developing. Now they are looks like a croissant.

April 22, 2013
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Update:

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Looks good.

 

April 22, 2013
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The first one: :)

 

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April 25, 2013
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Congratulations! How big are they when they hatch? Also, what do you feed the larva?

April 25, 2013
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Congratulations!!

April 25, 2013
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Thanks, after hatching they are ~8 mm. Try to feed them with artemia nauplii, but after the first two days I haven't seen feed anyone. Maybe the oldest starts today...

 

currently they are five.

April 27, 2013
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Congrats Thomas! Please let us know how they get on!

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April 27, 2013
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So, I've round about 10 Larves in a small tank. They are between one and five days old, and I haven't seen they feed something, but they are still alive. On the shot from the side you can see the "Balancer" at the throat, therewith the larves could adhere on plants or so. Never heard about this before.

 

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The editor works better with pics now, right Laugh

 

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Thomas

April 29, 2013
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Yeah I changed a couple of settings. Smile They are interesting-looking, is that 'balancer' adhesive then?

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April 29, 2013
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I don't know it Matt, but I could imagine that.

 

The first starts to feed artemia nauplii this morning.

April 30, 2013
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Proudly presents:

The first foreleg

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The older have start feed yesterday. At least I've seen the typical orange nauplii belly yesterday the first time.

 

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May 1, 2013
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Looking really good! Cool

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May 4, 2013
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44 Confused

May 4, 2013
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Meaning 44 tadpoles??? :-)

If you must insist on living in a box ...... at least do your thinking outside.
May 5, 2013
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Right Rüdiger! But I would bet there are a few more today... At least the parents seems to be close the spawning season for this year. All are always in the water, but the males lost their nuptial pads at the hind legs.

May 7, 2013
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Here are the forelegs better to see. Waiting for the hindlegs.

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BTW: Yesterday morning: 51

 

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Thomas

May 7, 2013
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51! Laugh Will they need to be separated as they grow?

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May 7, 2013
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Normally yes, but I haven't enough boxes to sort them exactly. There are age differences of two weeks. At the moment no problem, but I could imagine that will alter when some reached 2,5 - 3 cm. We will see

May 11, 2013
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The biggest larvae are now ~ 15 mm ( 0,6 inch) and today I've noticed that they show a bit of "interest" for their smaller sibs. At the moment not very much, but I will sort the smaller out.

 

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Thomas

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