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Eastern Newts – Notophthalmus viridescens

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  • #350638

    Thomas
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    It goes on: today I’ve found the first eggs. The ones on the pic are a few days older I think.

     

    On the other pic is a male, now in complete water suit.

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

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    #350640

    oaken
    Participant

    Thanks for the updates Thomas. Very interesting. And congrats on the eggs!

    #350642

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Brilliant, do you leave the eggs in with the adults Thomas?

    All being well am off on a Salamandra hunt this Saturday night so will let you know how it goes.

    #350650

    Thomas
    Member

    I’ve separated a few eggs (five?). I’m unsure how many I should try to raise. 

    #350658

    Jrp
    Participant

    I hope they do well. Keep us posted.

    I found some vernal pools and lakes in the local forests but have yet to find any of these newts or even any other salamanders as they prepare to spawn. I did see and hear many wood frogs though.

    Here is a pic of a salamander I found last summer in the swimming pool. We had a severe drought and I suspect it was looking for water. Unfortunately, it died a few hours later. Probably from exposure to the chlorine level in the pool. 

    This is the Cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga). Its quite a beautiful species. This was the first time I had seen one.

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    #350664

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #350668

    Thomas
    Member

    N-Ei2.jpgNever seen fire salamander in the wild, only in pet stores… Good news, the eggs are developing. Now they are looks like a croissant.

    #350731

    Thomas
    Member

    Update:

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    Looks good.

     

    #350740

    Thomas
    Member

    The first one: :)

     

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    #350750

    oaken
    Participant

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

    #350751

    Jrp
    Participant

    Congratulations!!

    #350752

    Thomas
    Member

    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.

    #350760

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Congrats Thomas! Please let us know how they get on!

    #350768

    Thomas
    Member

    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

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #350781

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah I changed a couple of settings. 🙂 They are interesting-looking, is that ‘balancer’ adhesive then?

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