So nice to hear from you Joseph! I am glad that you are still contributing to the forum - I have always valued your input and general conversation. Yes, I have downsized too. I plan on adding/restocking some indigenous species hopefully in spring. I am very interested in acquiring a few of your popei eggs should you have some to spare (next year?). That is of course if you trust me with their care. You mentioned that you are attending college. Is "Herpetology" sp your interest by any chance? Keep in touch. Thanks again. P.S. Although the pic of your tank is quite dark, it looks darn nice!
Hello Joseph. Are you the same Fishkeeper that I used to visit with? I had originally joined Caudata.org in 2004 (as Salmonella), and I am sure that I was chatting with you then or shortly after? Anyway, it looks as if you have expanded your collection and are doing quite well (should you be he!).
I posted a few pics of a male karelinii with a half crest. It's slanted to the side so you can't really see how high it is in real life. A few weeks ago it was a lot bigger, but I've been keeping the window closed more lately and it's gotten warmer down there.
The waltl are c.b. coming out of Northern Europe I think. I saw about 30 of them at a herp show recently.
8 inches is the total length
I think the longest larva I've had was around 4 inches. Don't plan to sell them just yet though, you might lose a fair few between now and metamorphosis. They'll do best with LOADS of live plants and daphnia surrounding them at all times.
The adult waltl are 7-8 inches, which is what sized I'd expect yours will be in a year or two. I saw some at a pet store out here last month for $30 each. There was a big import of them recently and the price was around $5 each, so your best bet would be to beat the wholesaler's pricing.