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Ambystoma maculatum ( Breeding and Larval Development)

This is a discussion on Ambystoma maculatum ( Breeding and Larval Development) within the Mole Salamanders but not tigers or axolotls (Ambystomatids) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Here are some of last years juveniles looking all shiny and clean...

Mole Salamanders but not tigers or axolotls (Ambystomatids) These large-mouthed, burrowing salamanders are indigenous to Central and North America.

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Old 28th July 2015   #81 (permalink)
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Here are some of last years juveniles looking all shiny and clean
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This is a fun journal to catch up with.



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Here's a couple of photo's of a newly morphed juvenile from this years breeding, and some of last years.
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Very cool journal. I've raised ss from morphs years ago and it was a very rewarding experience. I still visit the vernal pool 20 years later



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Mum and some of last years juveniles ( the flash makes her a very odd colour)
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I found one of the adults lurking around the water bowl today, there where signs that there had been some activity in the water....So it looks like I will be hooking up the aquatic tub.
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Congrats with breeding!!!!



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I've been slowly moving tanks and tubs and various inhabitants around my shed. As I now have space next to these, I have placed their aquatic tub at the bottom end of their terrestrial tub. Previous years the aquatic tub was beside it and it tended to get in the way a lot.
The terrestrial section used to have a water bowl ( which I would use as an indicator that they may be ready to breed), this has now been taken out. The two sections are now connected so that they can access the water when ever they want.
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This years eggs have been laid :) Slightly later than the previous times.
For the first time she decided to attach them to the moss like plant, rather than her usual plastic plant. She also produced two masses,
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Great news on the eggs.
I hope that everything goes well for both batches.



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I checked on the maculatum a few weekends ago to see how they where and if all where present and correct :)

I needed to replace their water section as it had sprung a leak. They had used this one for the last three years. I transferred the remaining cm of water and muck etc into the new one, hopefully they will be happy to use this.
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Over the last few weeks, during the evening, the males have been venturing into water..one likes to lurk in the connecting tube. The last photo is of one of the juveniles that is patiently waiting to go to its new home :)
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This years eggs have arrived. I didn't think I'd find any this year as we hadn't had a nice long cold spell. Spermataphore was spotted Monday evening. The males where in and out of the water over the last few weeks.. the female was hiding. Wednesday evening she was aquatic and had left again Friday.
It was only as I was adding the date to my shed calendar that I found she had produced them on the same day as last year :) . Now I am left wondering what is triggering her to breed.
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