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Old 30th August 2007   #1
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Default Paramesotriton deloustali subadult

Three years old subadult that I obtaibed as a small morph from Germany. It`s 12 cm long and fully aquatic. Another four specimens from that batch are still terrestrial.
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Old 31st August 2007   #2
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Beautiful! It's too bad it didn't get more carotene early in life: yellow belly. I suspect that the diet during the larval period is critical to red color.



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I obtained my first hongkongs as yellow bellied morphs too but they turned to orange after years. These ones probably will not. Causing differences in carotene deposition between species ? I`m not very interested in belly coloration anyway



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Interesting. I think different species have a different "critical period" for when the environmental effect on their color is determined. Yours are lovely, regardless.



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I want them I want them I want them I want them
maybe there will be some in the UK after people get back from Hamm...
Well it was actually hongkongensis I wanted coz they tolerate higher temps but these look amazing too...



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Hi Jen,
after he has been spending some time in the water taking daphnia and gamma diet his belly is getting visibly darker. Compare with another one which has been aquatic for much shorter time.
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