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This is a discussion on Batrachoseps within the Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; some pics of B.major hunting termites. I couldn't quite get a pic of the tongue extended-just before (with mouth open) ...

Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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Old 20th May 2006   #1 (permalink)
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some pics of B.major hunting termites. I couldn't quite get a pic of the tongue extended-just before (with mouth open) and after..........

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Anyone else got shots of their Batrachoseps?



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Thanks, I've been wanting to see them eat for a long time, but haven't gotten around to spending the time on it myself.
They're so small, it seemed it would be a bit of a challenge to pull off.
Way to go!



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Batrachoseps major... these photos may find their way over to Caudata Culture, if you don't mind, Erik. We have none of this species.



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Sure. No problem.



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cool pics!!
i just caught something on Animal Planet "Spy on the Wild" and they showed a salamander shoot it's tongue and explained how it's stomach muscles help it shoot, unfortunately they didn't specify the species

did some googling found some videos showing a couple different species feeding
http://autodax.net/feedingmovieindex.html



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