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Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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Old 16th September 2010   #1
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After a few years of trying. I finally got my Plethodon hubrichti (Peaks of Otter Salamander) to breed this year! Seems moving them to the basement where they were exposed to temps that ranged from a low of 2C to a high of 26C was the key. As far as I can tell, this is the first time this species has been bred in captivity.
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Old 16th September 2010   #2
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Thats awesome! Was there only the one hatchling? Did you see the egg-cluch? How many adults do you have in the group?

Thanks for posting!

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From an adult group of 2:3, I got about 20-ish hatchlings. I never saw any egg sacs. I honestly didn't expect them to lay this year either so I never bothered looking, I just happened to notice a hatchling walking around the tank about a month ago.

I had to wait to post this cause I needed to give away the offspring first.



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That is so cool! Be sure to name one after me!



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Congratulations Justin. You truly seem to be a trail blazer when it comes to breeding native species!
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Awesome!!! Great work!

It really seems like a big temp fluctuation and a good environment are key to plethodontids. Thanks for posting your success!

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You truly seem to be a trail blazer when it comes to breeding native species!
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The sucky part though is that as soon as they breed it puts me over the legal limit and I immediately have to give them away. I had to visit someone out of state just to see what my CB opacum and maculatum looked like after they morphed.



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I think we should rename Justin as the GreatwteBreeder! Good going Justin, another species you've accomplished.



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Its great to see someone working with native species, esp. Plethodon. Va`s 5 limit rule makes it hard for someone breeding native salamanders to keep much of their clutch, but its great to see that you are still breeding this interesting group.



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