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yeah! Perfect plan then... Dang never tought they were such machines when coming to feeding time lol. I had them as really picky in my mind... Obviously I was wrong :eek::D
 

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I just found out i have at least one male :)
If i ever manage to catch the rest in the jungle of doom that is their tank, i´ll try to sex them, or at least see where they are at.
Ah, i love this species...i barely see them but when i do i drool like an idiot.

Sorry for the incredibly uninteresting update, but i´m thrilled :D
 

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It seems that i have three males and two possible females :) I´m not sure of the females yet, time will tell, but i´m rather confident.
Here are a couple of pictures of one of the suspected females and one of the males. They are spending some time in the water recently and finally seem to have figured out how to feed underwater. It´s amazing how clumsy they have been at it in the past considering how good they are on land.
I like these guys more each day if it´s even possible!
 

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Some amazing looking newts and set up there, looks like they have more than settled in :D
 

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They look super healthy - good job with these guys! Their arms look especially robust (i.e., chubby) :p
 

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Yeah, the male kind of looks like he is flexing to impress xD
The chubby arms are one of the diferences that have appeared between individuals. As far as i can tell from pictures, this is consistent with males/females.
 

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awesome critters. I love the blue speckles and the impressive biceps on those guys. Have you been arm-wrestling them?
 

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Are you kidding? I really don´t need the humiliation...
 

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One of the males was generous enough to allow my unworthy person to take a few close up pictures and i wanted to share one where the cream colored throat is nice and obvious. We don´t really get to see much of hynobiids, let alone anything in detail, so even though the picture is garbage, here it is.
 

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nice! Hopefully he will start rubbng the females with it in due course!
 

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Is it the spring of 2013 already, and if not, why? WHYYYYYYYY?????
 
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