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Mole Salamanders but not tigers or axolotls (Ambystomatids) These large-mouthed, burrowing salamanders are indigenous to Central and North America.

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Default Well, it was inevitable........

After managing to get lucky and find a nice female A. Opacum earlier in the year when they were extremely hard to come by some more became available a couple of hours away so I'm picking up another two this weekend. Have a terrarium set to hopefully breed these so my female will be going in that, am I tight in thinking these two youngsters are both males?
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Was hoping for a M/F/F group with the females living in a separate larger enclosure but these are the only two available. I already have a spare terrarium set up for a lone male as I've read males can become nippy and stressed when housed together.



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Good luck! I don't think they have been bred in captivity very often.



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Default Re: Well, it was inevitable........

Thanks! I followed a post on here to set the terrarium up for the female(s). I came across a very cheap long terrarium a while ago for a silly price (fully set up with a Komodo double dome and Exo furnishings) so I snapped it up with half a mind on more Salamanders!

Here's the pic the shop sent me, is there a trick to embedding pics on this site as they never seem to work for me?
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Both look like males to me but I'm no expert, the rear one looks a little duller and plumper with a stubbier tail but that might be perspective and lighting, they're both very young at the moment. My female is definitely a much duller grey colour.

Cute little things though!



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