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Hynobiid Salamanders (Hynobiidae) This group of Far Eastern salamanders are becoming increasingly popular in captivity, and thanks to the captive breeding efforts of one European hobbyist in particular (you know who I mean), they are becoming easier and easier to acquire.

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Old 4th September 2015   #1
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A little while ago I collected a group of these gorgeous little creatures, captive bred by Chris Michaels.

Currently they are in my shed, I may bring them indoors if the temperatures drop too much that they stop feeding. Following Chris' advice they are in a lidded tub. The base is small rounded gravel with maybe a centimetre of water. To one side I have layered broken terracotta, slate and bricks with moss. This is to allow for different moisture gradients. At present the juveniles seem to favour the damper spots. I suspect that they do go into water as they are also found on a brick the other side to the layered pile. I am feeding them whiteworm, woodlice and small chopped earthworm, I would say they are good little feeders.

They tend not to be very visible, I need to excavate to locate them. I don't do this very often as they tend to react by 'jumping'. I don't want to stress them unnecessarily.

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Old 4th September 2015   #2
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Jealous! I wish these were common in the U.S.!



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They are beautiful, congratulations. I hope they will do well for you. How many do you have? And on the scale from Tiger to Opacum, how shy are they?



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I have six. On the scale of Tiger to Opacum, they currently sit.... maybe below opacum They blend in better to their surroundings so a little less visible.



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I did notice some being listed by a dealer here in England.I had not seen them before,might try looking after some



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Contact froggy the mod on here, he bred them. Dartfrog have some atm



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