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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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Old 20th August 2014   #1
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Default Releasing blue spotted salamanders?

I have 13 blue spotted salamanders that I caught behind my house in a vernal pool when they where still in the larve stage. The vernal pool was extremely close to drying up. It was to the point where I could see the backs of the larvaes. But anyways all 13 of them are now on land and feeding normally on crickets, bloodworms, and chopped up night crawlers. I try to let them catch their own food as much as possible. But now I don't have enough space to keep them all and was wondering if I could let them go back by the vernal pool which is now full. So if someone could help me out that'd be great .



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Old 31st March 2015   #2
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Default Re: Releasing blue spotted salamanders?

You are asking the wrong people. This is a question for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The main concern is if you have exposed your salamanders to disease organism that might be transmitted to native wild life.



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Definitely contact your DNR and they will tell you the best way to go about that. It would really be unfortunate to introduce something to the local population.



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