Larvae Growth Timeline

Nioa

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I recently bought two S. salamandra larvae and I'm havinga bit of trouble identifying which is closer to metamorphosis. It's hard to see any changes considering I see them everyday, so I'll be posting weekly updates (or bi-weekly) here for myself and anyone else interested. I would also appreciate if someone could give me some advice on raising these guys, as this is the first time I've cared for larvae.

Week 6
These guys are already about six weeks so we'll start from here. (Note: this is not the container that they're kept in)
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One of them is noticeably smaller, yet darker than the other. The other has gradually grown larger (fatter) but doesn't seem to be turning dark yet.
 

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Oh do they? Huh, well that should make for a more interesting timeline then! I'm a bit too eager to see them morph though.
 

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They've probably got a couple of weeks before they morph. Mine morphed between five and seven weeks, the smallest morphed first. The key is keeping them cool and dark, always less than 15c.
 

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That's not long at all then! Thanks for the information.
 
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