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Hynobius retardatus breeding.

FredTriton

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Hi,

A few pics of my Hynobius retardatus larvae... found in the pool of their outdoor enclosure.
It's their first breeding, the most part of the "egg bags" wasn't fertile.

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View of the enclosure :

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They bred again this year.

First clutches in early March :




First larvae morphed few days ago :




Unfortunately no pics of larvae...
 

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Congrats! Great photos as well. Good luck with the offspring!

Just out of curiosity, how many clutches of eggs did you get? -Seth
 

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Thanks !

Here's a pic of the enclosure. It's 150 x 65 cm and 60 cm underground.
The "pool" is very tiny, but it seems it's enough for them...




I put 8 subadults inside in 2012, but in this kind of setup I never see them all in the same time.
So I don't know what is the sex-ratio.
I had two clutches this year, so I've at least two females...
 

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It's around 1,5-2 cm diameter ;
I don't know the length, I didn't unroll the clutch to measure it. But I guess it's at least 20 cm (unrolled).

Last year, for their first breeding, clutches was around 1-1,5 cm diameter and 8-10 cm length.
 
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