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Paedomorphic C. ensicauda

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Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) Perhaps the most famous and frequently bred newts in captivity, the fire-bellied newts and sword-tail newts are well known throughout the world as being excellent, gregarious captives.


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Old 8th July 2004   #1 (permalink)
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The gills are very small-morphing finally?



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I don't think so as the gills have been around the same size for months and months. Let me rephrase that...I hope not! Click the image to open in full size.

Compare with this shot from March:

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In a month, it'll be a year old!

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Old 9th July 2004   #4 (permalink)
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though i highly doubt it, you might have a paedomorph on youre hands tim.



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I'm with Tim - I don't think it's metamorphosing because the head shape shows no sign of becoming like pre-metamorph shape.



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Thanks for the moral support John Click the image to open in full size.

I said before that it might have hit 10cm by now but it still seems a tad short of the mark. I'd guess 9.5cm if it's lined up perfectly straight. The next round of beer is on me once it hits 10cm!

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Here it is as of today, and I'll bet it's at 10cm Click the image to open in full size.

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Here it is again:

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has it morphed yet?cuz if it really is a paedomorph it would be cool to figure out it is is facultative or genetic(obligate)if its and obligate you migth be able to breed it and possibly start youre own strain of paedomorphic animals.



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That pic above that was posted on Sept. 4 was taken on Sept. 4 so no worries on that score.

I'd love to have my own strain: Cynops ensicauda popei timi Click the image to open in full size.



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Is it just me, or do the gills look a little stubbier?



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The gills do look shorter, but it could be the angle. Then again, looking at that face, it still looks very larval like.



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Somebody said something before about the gills looking shorter -- and that was over 6 months ago! No, I don't think it's on the verge of morphing any time soon, if ever.



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hey tim jsut checking up on the larva that never morphed, did it ever morph?



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Nope Click the image to open in full size.



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How's it doing?



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We need to know when/if it enters breeding condition.

It looks to be the size of an average C. o now?



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Hehe, an average orientalis is like what? 8cm?
This guy was 10cm two months ago!
Cheers Tim!

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I'ld say the average male was 8 cm and the average female was 10cm, but of coarse there are large males and small females.



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well i think its safe to say that you have youre own strain tim, well atleast untill it breeds. Click the image to open in full size.



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