The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Fire salamanders and breeding

This is a discussion on Fire salamanders and breeding within the Fire Salamanders (Salamandra) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; I have a salamandra salamandra and was wondering if I must breed with another salamandra salamandra or if I can ...

Fire Salamanders (Salamandra) The first salamanders described, this diverse genus of species and subspecies can be found throughout Europe and the Near-East. They are the animals that first come to mind when most people hear the word "salamander".

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Blackbun

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 5th April 2016   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 18
Posts: 58
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Aron1234 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Fire salamanders and breeding

I have a salamandra salamandra and was wondering if I must breed with another salamandra salamandra or if I can breed with another salamadra sub speciesClick the image to open in full size.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk



Aron1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2016   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
bellabelloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 50
Posts: 5,097
Gallery Images: 19
Comments: 13
Rep: bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11
Default Re: Fire salamanders and breeding

You should only breed it with another Salamandra salamandra, it would be a real shame to breed with another subspecies.



bellabelloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2016   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 18
Posts: 58
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Aron1234 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

That's what I was thinking

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk



Aron1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2016   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Blackbun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Nationality:
Posts: 280
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Blackbun has given consistently excellent advice and informationBlackbun has given consistently excellent advice and informationBlackbun has given consistently excellent advice and informationBlackbun has given consistently excellent advice and information
Default Re: Fire salamanders and breeding

Hello Gage, this is actually a good question and I've heard it before with various responses. In my mind, you have to ask yourself why do you want to do it? I know in their natural range where various subspecies over lap there is breeding with fertile offspring produced and some unusual patterns which people find attractive. A quick Google will show examples not only of intentionally captive bred animals but also photos by herpetologists on their various field trips of wild, naturally occurring cross.

Years back, I knew someone who had a female S.s.s. and these were the days when few animals were actually available. He got hold of two male S.s.t. I believe and cross bred them. He then took an F1 youngster most similar to the S.s.s. and crossed it back to the mother. I think the idea was to increase the stock of the S.s.s. The project was sold on as White's tree frogs became the new big thing. Personally, I'd never cross subspecies and I'd not encourage or recommend it either. If I were ever short of a mate for a single animal, I'd wait it out given their longevity.



Blackbun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2017   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
yama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 39
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 3
Rep: yama has started on the right path
Default Re: Fire salamanders and breeding

Maybe I missed it. But did anyone actually go into the process of breeding them??? I certainly get the part about not crossing the genes up. However, I did not see where those who have bred them explained the process that worked for them. I guess the title of the thread was a bit misleading. "Fire salamanders and breeding"



yama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breeding fire salamanders (S.s.terrestris) Stupot1610 Fire Salamanders (Salamandra) 10 11th January 2015 16:44
Breeding mavortium ( breeding tiger salamanders ) henk_wallays Tiger Salamander & Axolotl (Ambystoma tigrinum, A. mavortium spp, etc.) 49 30th December 2014 06:20
Breeding Fire Salamanders melissa Newt and Salamander Help 1 24th December 2006 05:49
Keeping fire bellied toads with fire salamanders erick Newt and Salamander Help 5 23rd February 2006 15:45


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:28.