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Sexing tiger salamanders

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Hey all,

I have 2 tiger salamanders I think I have one male one female (as one seems to have a more swollen cloaca at this time of year) but I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of a male and a female cloaca as I'm not 100% sure on my "female".

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Itīs very much the same as with axolotls, males are very obvious, and females have small cloacae.



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Itīs very much the same as with axolotls, males are very obvious, and females have small cloacae.
Thanks. Thought the males cloacae's only swelled during breeding season (and not always at that) its a purely academic in any case I'm just curious.



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While itīs true that maleīs cloacae become substantially enlarged during the breeding season, they are generally very distinctive year-round.



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thanks I must have a male and a female

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You were looking for some pictures. Here you go - an article on sexing caudates from our Caudata Culture section:

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In addition, I've noted that female tigers swell up with eggs in the spring. My two females are HUGE! They look like they've eaten the entire contents of the worm-dish.



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In addition, I've noted that female tigers swell up with eggs in the spring. My two females are HUGE! They look like they've eaten the entire contents of the worm-dish.
Hey Kaysie, would you mind sharing your experiences here - would be very instructive.

Would it be possible to post a pix?
How long does this condition last?
What is the temperment of the animals when they are in this state? Do they act normal, seek or avoid food? Active or lethargic?
Have you ever had an egg-bound female? If yes, how was it resolved?

My males don't go thru this :-)



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I looked at the pictures and still can't tell the sex of mine.
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