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Old 20th November 2007   #1
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I have spanish ribbed newt larvae about half a inch in length. They are just starting to grow legs now. How long until they morph?? Does anyone know??



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Depending how well they are fed and temperature they will morph at ~6cm and take on average between 4 and 6 months from hatching. I often find that the smaller ones will morph before the larger.



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thank you!



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Feed them like crazy - they are pigs (or will be soon). The larger they are at morph, the better their chances of survival and of remaining aquatic. When my Pleuro larvae were near morphing, they were large enough to eat chopped earthworms (quite huge compared to most newt larvae).



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so very oftenly I should feed them. how many times a day then?



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Once per day is good, just make sure they get as much as they are able to eat (without fouling the water, of course). How many of them do you have? Due to their size, crowding can become a problem.



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I'm raising my P. waltl larvae in tubs with 4 inch deep water, but the tubs are Daphnia magna cultures, I just added a few larvae to each one. I've had success raising a lot of axolotls this way.



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