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Default Re: Where are all the plethodontid keepers?

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Originally Posted by jaster View Post
So what were the new species you got to breed (besides the greens)? Also, how much success has come from trying to breed Gyrinophilus? Never really looked into that.


I recently lost my only Plethodon
Wow, sorry. I guess I'm a little late on replying to this! Only by about 8 months...

*Aneides aeneus
Aneides flavipunctatus (niger)
xAneides lugubris
xBolitoglossa conanti
*Bolitoglossa rufescens
*Desmognathus aeneus
Desmognathus monticola
*Desmognathus welteri
Ensatina eschscholtzii
*Eurycea bislineata
*Eurycea longicauda
*Eurycea lucifuga
*Eurycea wilderae
Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus
Gyrinophilus p. duryi
*Hemidactylium scutatum
*Plethodon glutinosus
Plethodon petraeus
Plethodon yonahlossee
*Pseudotriton montanus diastictus
*Pseudotriton r. ruber

I've bred the ones with a * by them. Had eggs from the x's. Got two clutches of conanti eggs developing now, but had some complications with their husbandry beyond my control...so cross your fingers. Of the others without success, the two big Plethodon are the only ones I don't have good excuses for not breeding (i.e. no pairs, insufficient numbers, etc.). They are not easy.

I keep 2 of each of those two Gyrinophilus subspecies at the zoo, but I'm still not sure how to sex them, and may not have pairs. I have never seen anything that looks like courtship, follicle development, reproductive behavior, etc.

As of early yesterday morning you can add Bolitoglossa salvinii to the list, thanks to heroic efforts on the part of my amigo and collaborator, Carlos Vasquez Almazan. Hopefully with John's help, caudata.org will be able to help up move our work in Guatemala forward too.
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