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Better shots of a rare event

This is a discussion on Better shots of a rare event within the Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; ok so they are at it again, it does look a little promising, here is a set of photos in ...

Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton Often sold incorrectly as Japanese fire-bellied newts, these territorial newts are distinct from other genera and very interesting in their own right.

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Old 21st December 2005   #1 (permalink)
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ok so they are at it again, it does look a little promising, here is a set of photos in sequence of them at it (with added commentary)
lets start with the chase sequence;
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they will circle each other occasionally, and the female will sometimes fan her tail at him
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this is just after deposition, i missed watching it since she was in the way, but so did she! she walked right to the side of him and here he is inspecting her
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here is a close up of her right after, the vent shape is promising since it has changed shape, but there is nothing in there.....
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here is where it went...
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Old 21st December 2005   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats Paris! Third time's a charm, they say. So my fingers are crossed for you.



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