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 #2144137


Fadeyt
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 Please help salamander larve

hi i found some salamander eggs yesterday in an area that is goimg to be moved so im trying to raise them thet all hatched yesterday i dont know exactly what kind they are and theres prob no way of knowing till they grow up rigt? ok my main concern is what else i should do change water daily feed twice aday and is it ok if they dont move much they all kinda just sit around and occasionaly swim
heres some pics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31130145@N05/4559384896/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31130145@N05/4558757119/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31130145@N05/4559385526/in/photostream/



04/28/10  10:23pm

 #2144219


Crotus
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  Message To: Fadeyt   In reference to Message Id: 2144137


 Please help salamander larve

Wow, they look pretty cool... This reminds me of an experience I had a year ago when I ordered some European fire salamanders from a herp dealer, and the female one, which apparently had recently given birth, popped out another one after she arrived. That species is unusual because it gives birth to live larvae rather than laying eggs.

When I found the newborn larva, I transferred it into a Tupperware container with a lid that I punched some ventilation holes into, and filled this with several inches of water. I put some gravel on the bottom for the larva to crawl on if it wanted to, and added a few sprigs of Anacharis to the water for oxygenation.

Over the next 2 months I tried various tiny live foods, but its favorite seemed to be tiny baby earthworms (these had to be only about 1/2 inch long or so). Probably daphnia or brine shrimp would have worked also. Eventually, when he grew a little in size, he started to take 1 week old (1/4") crickets; he finally transformed to the land stage after about 2 months, at which time I created a mound of gravel for him to climb out on so he wouldn’t drown when his gills were totally absorbed.

It is now 1 year since he was born, and after transforming he has grown a lot, being about 5 inches long now (eventual size is about 8 inches or so). I’m keeping him in a 5 gallon woodland terrarium. I don’t have pictures of him at the moment, but will try to post them soon.

I would say, try any of the live foods I have mentioned, making sure you’re using small enough prey for the size of the larvae. Make sure to change the water occasionally to keep it clean; take care at transformation time that they have easy access to land.

Good luck; please keep me posted as to how they’re doing!



04/29/10  12:44pm

 #2144238


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2144219


 Please help salamander larve

yeah they just sit at the bottom dont move to much i counted today when i cahnged the water there are 50 som im hoping most live i have blood worms right now freze dried i cant really get much of anything else at the moment i just hope im doing this right



04/29/10  02:32pm

 #2144437


Crotus
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  Message To: Fadeyt   In reference to Message Id: 2144238


 Salamander larve

I don’t think freeze dried foods are very nutritious for them; it might be better to experiment with flake fish foods like Tetra-Min, but take care not to foul the water too much. The best option, however, is some of live food, like tubifex worms, daphnia, brine shrimp, chopped pieces of very small earthworms from your backyard, etc. If you give them this type of diet, they will grow quickly!

To show you what I mean, here are some pictures of my baby fire salamander showing all stages of its development from when it was first born until after transformation. This is the first time I ever actually attempted to do something like this, and I am just feeling so proud to have raised this healthy baby salamander! Although yours are a different species, it should give you some ideas about the setup, and what to expect:















04/30/10  11:42am

 #2144486


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2144437


 Salamander larve

it doesnt show any but yeah i will deffinitly try other things for food any other advice



04/30/10  03:47pm

 #2144994


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  Message To: Fadeyt   In reference to Message Id: 2144486


 Salamander larve

i always thought they looked exactly llike tadpoles



05/02/10  08:59pm

 #2145566


Crotus
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  Message To: Fadeyt   In reference to Message Id: 2144486


 Salamander larve

The pictures seem to be working again -- please take another look at my salamander larva pics from my previous post. It’ll give you an idea of what to expect if you feed your larvae well and take good care of them!



05/05/10  04:14pm

 #2145949


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2145566


 Salamander larve

i am sure its a spotted salamander



05/07/10  03:51pm

 #2145954


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  Message To: Mambooscar   In reference to Message Id: 2145949


 Salamander larvae

spotted salamanders have more clear and distinct spots on their back, this IS a fire salamander.



05/07/10  04:06pm

 #2146278


Crotus
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  Message To: Newtbaby10   In reference to Message Id: 2145954


 Baby fire salamander

Yes, you can also tell by the large parotoid glands at the back of the head (which are almost always yellow to draw attention to them).



05/09/10  02:09pm

 #2291174


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  Message To: Fadeyt   In reference to Message Id: 2144137


 Please help salamander larve

Hey I just made this account im not sure how to use it but I need help my salamander has bumps all over him what do I do???



02/03/13  12:50am

 #2291360


Crotus
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  Message To: Shipley23   In reference to Message Id: 2291174


 Please help salamander larve

I can’t be too sure exactly what the problem is unless you can post a picture, but meanwhile I suggest that you move him into a separate new tank with a fresh clean substrate. What species is it, does it still eat well? Please tell me some additional details.



02/05/13  03:51pm


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