My Ambystoma mavortium breeding 2014

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Hello all,

my salamanders have been in water for about 3 weeks now,

and this morning I found about 12 spermatophors in the breeding pond of my terrarium,

I guess at least 1 female will lay eggs in 24/48 hours ^^

photos of the spermatophors ;-)
 

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24 hours after the firt eggs !!! :D
 

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set up for the isolated female laying eggs,

eggs that are already changing !
 

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evolution of the eggs ^^

and a female with daphnia in water ;-)
 

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still evolving :D
 

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Very awesome! How long do your salamanders stay aquatic during the breeding season?
 

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Very awesome! How long do your salamanders stay aquatic during the breeding season?

my adults are still in water ( since mid march)...

I have young salamanders from 2013 that are metamorphosed and still in water, larvae from 2013 too...15% are still in water !
 

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Its actually way easier to keep the juveniles in water. They grow faster and are allready used to the food objects given to them.
Paul your animals are way behind mine. I got 5+ cm larvae :) at this point
 

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Thanks Soe,

What's your secret for your larvae to grow so fast ? melanostistum may be the bigger of the mavortium ssp,

It's still cold here in the north of France, 3, 4°C in the morning 13°C yesterday afternoon...

but they're still developping...

could you keep me some of yours for Gersfeld next fall ? ;-)

pics of my CB 2013:
 

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eggs are still developping ;-)
 

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Your first picture in two posts up inspired me to do a terrarium like that....thanks....
 

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Paul.
There is no real secret. Lot of waterchange, oxygen and swimming in food at the right size.
Most important is to change the food objects at the right time.
I start with cyclops and after about 3 days adding Daphnia pulex. A few days later they take Daphnia magma, and then they starts to grow fast. Even faster when I change to white mosquitolarvae.

They grow even in very cold weather. I recon it is colder here than in France, even we have had a very hot April so far. 9*C this morning.

I have to start them up fast, because last years experince showed, that my waterholes dry out and the mosquitolarve starts to mature and fly away soon. At that point they should hopefully be able to eat eartworms. If not I will add a lot of gray hair to my head driving around to find the smallest amount of Daphnia.

I lost a lot of larvae when I was on hollyday, but there is still 100+, so I recon there should be enough for Gersfeld too
 

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Some news of my mavortium and tigrinum larvae,

they start to eat little pieces of meat (heart of beef), frozen criquets and locusts,

there is no différence between mavortium and tigrinum at this size...
 

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Wow wow wow this is all so cool! My mexicanum is my first salamander but these look awesome! Thanks for sharing :3
 
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