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Old 6th July 2017   #27
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Default Re: Marmoratus Breeding Project

Finally got some eggs! A lot of them were infertile, it is my females' first time laying/ she is only 1 year old so that may have been why. It is also pretty late in the season from what I understand. This is my first time raising larvae from breeding so I am not sure what the standard time of year is yet.

I gave some of the eggs to the guy I had traded my female with/ who gave me some eggs a few months ago. I have about 12-15 larvae from them. It is nice to have found someone local I was able to trade with, it is very difficult finding newt species in Canada aside from firebellies and Spanish ribbed.

I noticed some swimming in the tank after I had given up looking, which was kind of similar to what happened with the carnifex. I noticed the carnifex seem to eat A LOT more than the marms and as such have grown much larger and faster. I am hopeful next year she will produce a full clutch / that more of them will be viable.

I hoping most of them will morph, I started with a group of 3 females, now have 2 female, 1 male and 1 that is too young to tell. Hoping to add some of these to the group for next year if all goes well.

The original ones I had gotten from the person I traded with are starting to morph and fill in their color. It has been exciting to watch them develop their signature orange and green.
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