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Marbled breeding temps?

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lia

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Hello
I recently read an article in Reptile magazine about a person that bred his marbleds.He kept them outdoors in summer but under his patio.
I have marbled for 3 yrs now but they never bred. I keep mine in my basement its 63 in winter gets to 70 tops in summer.
I would think that keeping them outside in summer tho under a patio in temps 80 plus would be to hot because they cant escape the heat by digging in the soil.
Mine are doing very well and seem happy they both live together in 20 gallon long with soil,moss, shallow water dish but again they never bred.
Anyone here breed theirs?
Thanks.
Lia
 
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edward

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Hi Lia,
Have you looked at the article on caudata culture under species accounts?
This may give you a good starting point for reproduction of this species.
I read the article and while he doesn't mention the origin of his marbles I suspect they were collected in his area (now illegal in New Jersey). This is possibly what caused the animals to cycle and reproduce when exposed to the local conditions.
If the terrarium was in a sheltured location, it is possible that the microclimate was similar to the microclimates the salamanders would choose to inhabit during warmer weather.
Reproduction in this species is not that difficult if you raise larval marbles as this way they will imprint on your husbandry conditions and be more likely to reproduce. It is entirely possible to spawn them indoors and successfully rear the larva. The actual trigger for deposition is humidity and females warmed up to about 72 F and then cooled back towards the mid 60 F should ovulate (although mine would still ovulate without the cycling after several years).

Ed
 
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henk

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In holland there have been reports from breedings, also there the animals were kept in outdoor enclosures.

In Belgium one person has bred his too ; also in outdoor enclosures... but couldn't reproduce them a year later.

So they like it out there I would assume .. The first to breed them indoors in a tank , that would be a challenge...
 
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jennifer

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Speaking of marbled sals... Caudata Culture needs photos of adult A. opacum. Anyone have a good shot?
 
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henk

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Yes Jennnifer I have quite some shots of juveniles, larvae and adults (even a juvenile with a double tail), but it may take me till sunday to do so, since I'm foo to Suisse tomorrow (giving a lecture on Hynobidae) and I need to scan those in. So give me a ady or 3 will you ?
 
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lia

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Hello
I hope you get this because I am not sure how to reply on this forum. I didnt look under species accounts didnt know there was one but going now.
thanks.
Lia
 
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edward

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Hi Henk,
I have bred them for several years in a row in a totally indoor facility in five gallon (18.9 liter) aquariums.

Ed
 
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lia

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Thanks the link was great help. Thanks everyone for your replys.
Lia
 
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