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Old 21st November 2008   #21
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If you cannot locate any blackworms in Roanoke I know that C & P Pets in Christainsburg has been carrying them. You may want to call first to check availability before making the drive though.
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I checked every pet store in town yesterday and 2 in Lynchburg with no luck, haven't got around to the blacksburg area yet, although I do know Zooquatic doesn't carry them. Is C&P Pets the pet store near Petsmart?



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Old 21st November 2008   #22
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I checked every pet store in town yesterday and 2 in Lynchburg with no luck, haven't got around to the blacksburg area yet, although I do know Zooquatic doesn't carry them. Is C&P Pets the pet store near Petsmart?
Yeah thats the one. They keep their newts too warm when they have them but otherwise it's not a bad shop.
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Old 19th January 2009   #23
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Just thought I would post an update on how these guys are doing. This makes the 5th batch of eggs I have hatched out over the years, these last three times I have staggered out when I hatch them to see if there was a difference in larvae size. I have hatched them in Feburary, May, and now this past November. All three times the larvae hatched out the same size as the batch before. Just thought I would share that little bit of information with y'all.

Now onto the pic, this pic was taken two months to the date of them hatching:
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Old 1st April 2009   #24
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Ok so here is one last update. The 3 larvae that I kept finally morphed out on Friday and are quite the little pigs. They are also alot more vividly colored than I am used to and seem to get more silver each day.
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Nice video! Don't discount decapsulated brine shrimp cysts as early food. I have had extremely good luck with them and young Ambystoma larvae.



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Those are looking great Justin. The color is very interesting, I've never seen them that silver before. Good luck with them.



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I am terribly jealous of those, they look amazing!!!



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Justin, how did you get your salamanders to breed? Were they difficult to breed?



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These I didn't breed, I found these eggs and hatched them out. They were almost covered with water so I just stuck them in a tank and added a little bit of water to them to finish the job and catch it on video. The whole process took less than an hour, and by the way I only kept 3 of the larvae. I do have some ideas that I am going to try out this fall and see if I can't get my adult pair to breed, so I'll let you know what comes of that.



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