This years eggs where laid a few days ago The air temperatures had reached around 20 degree Celsius , and dropped to around 10 over night. We've not had rain for well over a week.
This year I'll have to remove as many eggs as possible as I still have one aquatic larvae from last year.
This years eggs seemed very 'liquid' The few eggs laid on twigs where difficult to move as the eggs would drip off. I moved the bulk of the Fontinalis plants from the adult's water and put them in an established tub. No more eggs where laid..I did add twigs and more Fontinalis to the adults tub just on case.
The eggs hatched quickly and the larvae are zipping around close to the surface.
The final larva from last year has just about finished metamorphosis. I took it out of the water section in the adult enclosure as I was becoming concerned about the water quality. It had shown some signs of gill shortening, but over the last few days the gills have just about gone. It's spending most of its time on land. It measures just over 6''.
Hmm interesting, I wonder what would have happened if you had not removed the water section, would it have remained aquatic and become neotenic? Or once it reached a certain size would it have moved out of the water on its own. It's looking very healthy though, I'm sure after packing on the pounds and delaying metamorphosis like it did it won't have much of a hard time morphing, lol
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)