Desmognathus ochrophaeus defensive behaviour and jumping capability

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mark

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Very interesting, Kamil. I've not seen my Desmogs perform that defensive behaviour. They always adopt the "move at the speed of lightening" defensive strategy. They can jump quite well. I have seen them launch themselves 5-6 inches in the air from standing.
 
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kamil

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Hi Mark,

I was shocked when I saw that. It happened while putting him into the tank. First I thought that he (the salamander) is injured but he is still alive and is really quick now. What i missed to film is how wide he opened his mouth.

Best Greetings,

Kamil
 
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cameron

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Nice videos!

I have Plethodon glutinosus aswell and they eat the same way; I have four of them and i feed them termites and soft shelled mealworms and beetle larvae. Wasn't that a termite you fed the one in the video?

Anyways nice videos, i hope to see some more.

-Cameron
 
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kamil

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The glutinosus video was taken by René Zahl. He gave his animals Drosophila and has an IR-Camera so he was able to film that.
On Plethodontids I have only those Desmognathus, Eurycea bislineata, Plethodon cinereus and Gyrinophilus - but the Desmognathus are the only ones I have taken videos so far. I hope also that I will be able to provide you with more videos in future!

Best Greetings,

Kamil
 
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