Eddie & Elektra lay eggs!

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Round Two

One batch almost completely hatched, and today while I was at work she started laying another...I surprised her in mid-lay.
 

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Larvae from the first batch...really growing!

I LOVE that second picture! They look like a herd, about to run through the country kicking up dust.
 

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They look great Dawn, congrats. Good luck with the little guys and girls! =] How many do you have?
 

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I stopped counting at 25 larvae in that tank, and I have a second tank with her second round of eggs, I probably have 25-30 eggs in there. I'll be wallowing in newts!
 

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I'll be wallowing in newts!

That's my kind of party!

What did you end up feeding yours on Dawn? My larvae seem to be good just living in water from out of one of my T.marmoratus tanks because it had a healthy supply of Moina.

Keep the updates coming.
 

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I ended up using the "pond water" method and now that they're larger I've been feeding them minced blackworms.
 

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Eddie & Elektra's grandma laid eggs today. Last year it was a little earlier but I have moved them to a cooler spot.
These newts come from that big hassle when "Brit" was importing animals a few years back. I'm sure some of the old timers remember all of the broken promises.
 

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Their parents are wild-caught ? Then Eddie and Elektra are like first-generation citizens who can speak English, and Chinese only so-so, and their offspring will be fully Americanized, knowing only one or two words of Chinese and thinking their grandparents are from another planet.
 

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They seem to actually appear bigger and bigger every day! and the second batch of eggs is beginning to hatch.
 

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Their parents are wild-caught ? Then Eddie and Elektra are like first-generation citizens who can speak English, and Chinese only so-so, and their offspring will be fully Americanized, knowing only one or two words of Chinese and thinking their grandparents are from another planet.

Nope. Eddie and Elektras parents came in as c.b. older juveniles through Canada. I raised their parents up and bred them. I'm guessing this is the 3rd or 4th year I bred them.
 

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So they probably speak French. lol.
 

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More pictures

I tried to feed them bloodworms (didn't go over) but as I was cleaning them out, I got a couple larvae in a jar and here are close-ups:

Though I wonder if that orange belly in number one is from bloodworms? Besides that, all they get are chopped/minced blackworms.
 

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Feeding them today, I counted 30+ larvae in the first egg tank (a 5 gallon tank). They are getting on an inch long, so I set up a ten gallon and put about 2/3 of them in there. I may end up with so many!!

Jake, Ed, how are you guys doing, if you care to contribute to this thread?
 

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More pics!

Here's Mommy today. Despite being as big as a house, she was begging and begging for food. She ate FOUR worms today. Daddy only ate one.
The rest of the pics are babies.
The first are larvae who remain in the parents' tank. I couldn't find them all, so I've just let these go. Note how tiny one of them is. Also, in the first pic of Elektra, see the larva by her feet?

The next three are of a larva I sequestered in a jar for pics; and the final one is of one of the baby tanks.

I hope I'll be able to find them all good homes! I only plan on keeping four.
 

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Re: More pics!

Lookin' good, Dawn. If you keep feeding Elektra like that, she'll have serious problems losing all that baby fat! :grin:
 

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Today's larvae. This week I'm moving them all to a 40 gallon tank. Moving from the bassinet to the crib.
 

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Jake, Ed, how are you guys doing, if you care to contribute to this thread?

Mine are doing well Dawn. Though I don't think they're nearly as big as yours. I've been feeding them only on moina and cyclops. I did find a few predatory insects in one tank that must have been passengers on the hornwart that I used in the nursery tank and suspect a few of them contribued to their bugs' diet. I think in a week or two I'll begin to offer chopped blackworms and frozen/thawed bloodworms.
 

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Looking at the pictures I've posted, I realize that mine keep looking the same but keep getting bigger. So I'll hold off on any more pics till they start looking different or do tricks or something.
Some of them are a good two inches, and they are eating whole blackworms.
 

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Thats freakin cool! Hows it been? I haven't been on for a while.

I just got my first round of eggs ever today!

I'm hoping I have just as much success with mine as you have!

I'm not sure if shes done yet cause yeah shes huge but the thing is I only got a few eggs. I'm not sure how many blue tail fire bellies lay but I am thinking since its her first clutch she shouldn't have to many. I noticed some are browning and I don't know if thats good or bad yet but they are very clean otherwise. I also don't know how long they have been in the tank. The one that is the whitest was of course the first I found and the one that was closest to the glass right in plain site, the others I had to dig around for so they may have been in the tank longer but this is my first time so I cant say or hold my breath.


Great work so far, those guys seem like they have been taken care of very well so far.
 
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