Death via amplexus

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Has anyone ever seen salamanders kill each other through amplexus? I could have SWORN the female was dead. Her mouth was open and it looked like when they are dead and their mouth seems inverted. I separated them and she swam away like she was just on her way to the mall for a new pair of sneakers with not a worry in the world.
 

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I am curious about this as well. . . I'm wanting to know if I need to put a webcam near my Noto's tank once they are ready to mate.
 

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There's the thread!

I already typed out a response in pm, but... Dang! Is that the "female" I gave you? I must admit she looks a little bit like a dude :eek:

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I've never had anyone die during amplexus, but the females do look like they're being strangled to death. Just like you described: eyes popping out, tongue bulging. Sometimes I get worried and pry the male off and she'll be just fine. I give my ladies a break from the dudes about every other week or so - just set up a small tank nearby that the males go in to cool off.

Sorry they're freaking you out!
 

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At one point I was SURE I had a male and a female...I just looked at them again and now I'm not so sure, although the one is WAY more manly than the other....we'll find out if eggs appear, I suppose.
 

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If you can post a picture from the side or showing the back legs I can tell you for sure.
 

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He's a boy, too :(. If I promised you a sexed pair, just let me know and I can see if I have an extra lady. Or did I send you efts? Sorry, I sent a lot of newts to new homes in the last couple of years and I can't remember who went where.

On the plus side, they look great! You might think about separating them, at least until the little guy becomes just as manly.
 

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No, you didn't promise anything, you were just trying to clear your collection. Although now I'd love to get my hands on a female...
 

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Has anyone ever seen salamanders kill each other through amplexus? I could have SWORN the female was dead. Her mouth was open and it looked like when they are dead and their mouth seems inverted. I separated them and she swam away like she was just on her way to the mall for a new pair of sneakers with not a worry in the world.
Perhaps you have discovered a new subspecies of Incubus/Succubus salamanders? ;)
 
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