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Succesful Breeding of Green Salamanders

This is a discussion on Succesful Breeding of Green Salamanders within the Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; You may be able to recall a thread I posted awhile back on a herping trip where i found plnty ...

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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You may be able to recall a thread I posted awhile back on a herping trip where i found plnty of green salamanders. On that trip i brought back a green that over time I determined to be a female. A year later I went back to the same area and climbed a different mountain to a new spot i saw with some binoculars. on the peak was a cluster of sandstone boulders and I ended up finding plenty more greens. From this spot I brought back a nice large male. The two have lived together in a 10 gallon i set up with sandstone, dirt,and plants from te area ifound them in. I also taped up the back with black electrical tape to keep light from getting into the aquarium from behind the rock. this setup proved to work. I planned on trying to breed them eventually but im guessing because they were next to a window they had just enough "cycling" to give me a happy accident.

heres a picture of their set up
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here is the Male
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here is the female, you can barely see the eggs on the far left
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here is the eggs that I can see with the camera
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This is the boulder the female came out of. I also saw about 14 more in this rock
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Please comment with advice and critique. Im going to let the female take over guarding the eggs.

Thanks,
Taylor Pfanstiel



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Side note

These salamanders were all legally collected on a privately owned property in Kentucky. Kentucky's laws allow me to keep up to five as we have no special protection for these species.



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Your soooo lucky! In Maryland we can't collect any or own any Congrats on the breeding!



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Very cool and congrats. Try not to disturb her too much and but keep us posted. It's nice to finally see some additional success with these.



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How cool
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Very cool! Keep us updated on their development.

I just lost my second clutch of A. aeneus eggs this week



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Hopefully next year i will be able to try again. The female ate all of the eggs.



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Hopefully next year i will be able to try again. The female ate all of the eggs.
MAN THAT SUCKS! I would have liked to see more. Maybe next year.



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