View Full Version : Will the fish squeezing technique work????

9th April 2005, 00:58
ok-im joking there, but i do have a question concerning my gravid S.s.s..

last year when i got my S.s.s. they were gravid and upon arrival they laid within 2 hours. i think the trigger was me placing them from their container to a tupperware with about 1/2 inch ice water. well now its april, a whole year later, the girls are gravid again but no signs of laying them in their water dish, so 4 days ago i put them into 1/2 inch of water in a bare tank with water plants-but still no go! i am worried they might hang onto them too long and some will perish. what do i need to do to trigger them to release them, any ideas????

9th April 2005, 04:30

Have you tried playing Barry White yet? Other than that, I'm really not sure. Good Luck!

9th April 2005, 05:10
barry white?? i want to induce labour -not nausea!http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/lame.gif

9th April 2005, 07:11
Nice one Paris lol

9th April 2005, 11:06
I have had a Salamandra produce young on exactly the same date one year later, but they mostly produce "around" the same time each year.

Don't panic Paris, put them back into their usual surroundings, and let nature take it's course.

I have seen fire salamanders drown when kept in just 1/2 inch of water, with no escape to a "dry" area.http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gif

(Message edited by mike on April 09, 2005)

11th April 2005, 08:22
I would follow Mike's advice as well. Trust nature; they will know when it is time to release their larvae. Just make sure that clean water is available.

13th April 2005, 03:06
Aw, Come on Paris. While I haven't tried it myself (I'm too afraid to), I'm sure the Barry White Technique will work wonders. I can imagine it now:

Paris inserts a CD into the CD Player. After a few moments the sound of grooving music fills the air, and then "Oh my darling I, I can't get enough of your love, baby...". Paris, in obvious discomfort, runs from the room hands over ears with tears running down. The door is closed posthastely and quickly wrapped in caution tape.

Meanwhile, the female salamandra look at each other, their hearts beating faster as Mr. White's smooth voice warms them over. They know it's the right time; Barry has convinced them of it. They head to the water to lay. Paris returns 3 hours later, half-way expecting to find her beloved sals if not dead, then surely in a miserable "I hate Barry" state. Instead she finds a world record number of eggs.

Isn't it worth a shot, Paris? (If it works let me know, I don't want to try it first.)

13th April 2005, 06:14
Don't think this technique has been tried before....it might work, unless the females in question have a different taste in music http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/biggrin.gif

13th April 2005, 11:08
eggs? http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/crazy.gif

13th April 2005, 12:49
These are "proper red-blooded fire salamanders" Jeff, they produce larvae.

That's why Mr. White's renditions won't work.

Now the Grimesthorpe Brass Band would be more to their liking, and Morgs. http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif Or a touch of eine cleine nachtmusik - eh Ralf.

Or of coarse, for Paris, that classic punk anthem from 1969...BOOM-BANG-ABANG by Lulu.

(Message edited by mike on April 13, 2005)

13th April 2005, 14:50
I forgot about that little detail with salamandra. Now I feel embarrassedhttp://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/blush.gif!