In praise of the alpine newt

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Hi guys! I really loved seeing your older alpines because I get to see how nice my juveniles will become. I'm new to the hobby as I've had an eastern newt previously but nothing else. I now have 2 alpines, a male and a female, that I recently got from Michael Shrom. I now have to say "Michael Shrom is the bomb!"





Both pictures are of my male alpine. My female was hiding under some rocks or something. I'll need to get a picture of her too.
 

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I am also a proud new newt parent of 4 Italian alpines from Michael Shrom. Our newts are family mate! :happy: Just over a week now and I've already witnessed breeding behavior. I can watch these magnificent creatures for hours.


 

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ive never even appreciated the beauty of this species before just wow oh wow im thinking i may have to source some my self ,thanks for the pics of arm twisting guys haha
 

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Here's a couple of recent snaps of my young alpines. They've really kept me guessing as to what sex they are. Out of the three I thought were all females, two of them are actually males! Mind you I'm not complaining, they really are stunning, and they're not even a year old yet.
 

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I love all these pictures so much, you have some beautiful newts friend

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One of three little guys (I got from Michel-days before the band) and new tank setup half bare bottom & planted substrate...
 

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those are beautiful. i've been looking for alpine newts in canada for a while now but no luck, no one seems to have them! I wonder if its possible to ship from europe
 

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those are beautiful. i've been looking for alpine newts in canada for a while now but no luck, no one seems to have them! I wonder if its possible to ship from europe
I really wish I could sell some of these to you. I have several tanks filled with juveniles needing homes. I'm selling them to several pet shops in my state, directly via fb and criaglist ads; and I still have dozens of them. At least I have them all eating voraciously on sinking ZooMed newt pellets. It's a lot cheaper then the live blackworms I raised them on :D
 

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Here we go again, another year's gone in a flash, but at least it means it's Alpine breeding time once more!
Each season they seem to get a little bigger and a little brighter, their bellies are steadily getting a deeper orange as well.
Sometimes, when I see more exotic species available I think about moving the Alpines on to make a space, and each spring I'm glad I didn't. :)
 

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Another breeding season for the alpines here as well. They seem to be like Tribbles here, they just keep multiplying.
 

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Yep, my 2.4 adult group is gearing up, too (at least the males are, anyway) and the 1.1 juveniles I kept from 2015 are looking and acting like mini versions of their parents :) Such grand little newts!

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These are lovely Chinadog, just got some young ones last year myself , its lovely to watch them growing up,
 

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Yep, my 2.4 adult group is gearing up, too (at least the males are, anyway) and the 1.1 juveniles I kept from 2015 are looking and acting like mini versions of their parents :) Such grand little newts!

HJ
Come on, you can't say things like that and not post a few snaps! :)
 

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Is it fair to say that apuanus more often have that faint band of yellow/brown between the black spotted band and the dorsal blue, compared to alpestris and cyreni? That seems to be the case to me from the pictures I've seen.
 

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My male is cresting up nicely, and it seems the female is getting plump too, so I am hoping to find some eggs ...
 

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I reckon the beauty of an adult male alpine in full breeding dress is hard to beat
Exactly !
Here are some fresh snaps of wild animals. Thanks for starting this thread.
j.
 

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