Larvae this small are very hard to ID. Maybe you can dwindle the possibilities by checking state range maps for salamanders/newts. Although not all states have public range maps or accurate range maps.
Doesn't seem like a Plethodon larvae. I'd say Ambystoma judging from head shape. Definitely has the body shape and gills of a vernal pond amphibian. I wouldn't exclude Notophthalmus/Eastern Newt either.
I figured it would be pretty hard to ID one this small. Im quite interested to find out what these are! I havent seen a salamander around here in a few years and what I used to find I believe were slimy salamanders,which these couldnt be because of the gills right?
What you've got is definitely an Ambystoma larva. But without a better close up, I'm not sure what species it is. You're right about why it can't be a slimy salamander (Plethodon mississippi) - they have direct development, and so don't hatch with gills.
I'm a MS resident as well, although I'm in the southern half of the state most of the time. I know that Ambystoma opacum larvae were out and about by Jan 1st near Clinton, MS, and Ambystoma talpoidium had laid eggs around that time. Ambystoma maculatum started migrating about mid-January near Clinton. In NE MS, there should be 4 spp of Ambystoma; maculatum, opacum, talpoidium, and texanum.
Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as substrate getting kicked up, water hardness, etc. if you don’t have hard water and it doesn’t settle then I’d do a water change and see if that helps.
Hey guys... Hope you all keeping well... I have 4 fire belly newts and one looks very bloated... I have seperate him and moved him to his own enclosure so he can get better hopefully but I don't have a filter in this specific enclosure. Please can you guys advise if I need to get him one or whether I can leave it? I have read a lot of articles that say they prefer still water and I can change his water frequently keeping it clean. Please advise