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tokaysunlimited
23rd May 2008, 00:15
Well i have tons and tons of photo's.So i will start with todays finds.We are going out tonight thanks to the rainy weather.:cool:There are tons of vernal pools on my property and my bosses.So if anyone is in the area just let me know and i can show you some good spots providing you dont destroy the spots.
Well if its ok here is a run down on what we have found just in our area.
Ambystoma maculatum,Ambystoma opacum,Ambystoma laterale,Ambystoma jeffersonianum (and hybrids of the 2),Notophthalmus v.viridescens,Hemidactylium scutatum,Plethodon c.cinereus,and we are still trying to find some Desmognathus f.fuscus.
Well here are just a couple pics of the land in this spot.
Then are some pics of the A.maculatum eggs i found.They were in a dried up vernal pool,and partially ripped.So i stole it before anything ate them.And so far there are about 30 eggs that have hatched and about 30+ that are on there way.
And now some pics!
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f286/tokaysunlimited/IMG_2670-1.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f286/tokaysunlimited/IMG_2671-1.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f286/tokaysunlimited/IMG_2674.jpg
Where i found them and when i got them back to the house.I will update the pics tommorrow!
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f286/tokaysunlimited/IMG_2669.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f286/tokaysunlimited/IMG_2678-1.jpg

tokaysunlimited
23rd May 2008, 00:18
Ahhh and a little video of me tapping one of the loose eggs.If you look closely you can see the lil bugger was trying to work his way through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTGCdnU16BY

Littlelotl
27th May 2008, 20:06
what is the legality of collecting eggs in the us? I am pretty sure I would be breaking the law if I did that in the uk. (That why I keep away from areas like that this time of year so as not to disturb the newts during breeding season)

Nathan050793
28th May 2008, 04:03
what is the legality of collecting eggs in the us? I am pretty sure I would be breaking the law if I did that in the uk. (That why I keep away from areas like that this time of year so as not to disturb the newts during breeding season)

I'm fairly sure that the U.K is rather different. It is true that species such as the Great crested newt are protected and it is illegal to collect the adults, juveniles, or eggs. In the U.S. however, depending on state laws, collecting species such as A.maculatum is perfectly legal.

tokaysunlimited
28th May 2008, 14:31
A.maculatum is not protected here.Also it is legal to collect the eggs.