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I have a lot of leaves in the tank. I see developing eggs in there but I don't see any larvae yet. When I see something, I'll take pics and show you! Thanks for asking!
 

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Well, I moved all the eggs I found into an egg tank. There's a lot of debris in there and I've only seen a few small larvae sometimes. And what do I see in the adult tank? See for yourself!
 

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Very impressive Dawn. You seem to bring the aphrodite to your newts!
 

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Dawn, they're beautiful! congratulations!!! I love threads I can follow from egg laying to larvae and so on. These little guys are so cute! Their mommy is a good looking girl too.:p
John, if Dawn's luck has anything to do with your recent visit, I'll put on some coffee how soon can you be here? I'm attempting to breed my notos. :D
 

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Amazing work Dawn. My congratulations! I hope I can do the same with mine next year... Can you give us some tips how you managed to do so?:D

Cheers!!
Jorge
 

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No, I was ready to give up that they'd ever breed. I was going to try putting them outdoors for a while in May and Sept (when it's cooler) hoping there was something they needed, but then finally!
 

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Lovely, Dawn. I wish i could take some off your hands when they morph :p
Let´s hope this success repeats itself in the future. Who knows, maybe in a few years you´ll be known as that woman who breeds T.granulosa xD
 

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Rodrigo they were multiple times breed in Europe... Didn´t you knew? I guess at least 4 people or more, most of them if not all present in this forum. And next year I hope 2 more guys join to this number of European Taricha breeders.:D

Dawn, even that you were not expecting them to breed you have an idea of what they were subjected to? Temps, housing, feeding periods, lightning...
thanks,
 

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I know, Jorge. I was very tempted to get a group instead of my pyrrhogaster (i´m SO glad i didn´t xD).
I just said that because if Dawn lived close to me, i know i wouldn´t be able to resist getting some :D
 

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Don't forget, Audrey has had great success breeding them.
I don't really know what I did. I had just about given up. I was going to try putting them outside for part of the summer- May and Sept, when it's not too hot. I made a special tank and all for them.
And then the one laid! I don't know how many I'll get. Here are some better shots of them (from the side).
 

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Congratulations Dawn! Please keep us updated with the egg's development! :D
 

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BTW: the larvae are a perfect example for Taricha granulosa larvae. This is an other way to differentiate granulosa from torosa.

Good job and good pictures Dawn.

Uwe
 

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I just emptied my T. grans larvae tank into the 50-50 (water-land) sub-adult tank. They are pretty large now, and very close to morphing (gills down to nubs, adult coloration). I have one tank with full grown wc T. grans, the parent tank of these, and a cb tank with 5 two-year olds, one yearling, and now...
FOURTEEN large cb T. grans larvae!
 

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So cool. Great larvae pics. I kept Taricha newts for several years, they "rode" each other around the tank for hours but never produced any eggs. So cool to hear about successful captive breeding of this species. Thanks for the updates
 

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I am going to try a true novice's hand at breeding these beautiful animals this winter. Is there any tips on feeding? Any help would be great, I just got my females a few months ago so this is truly a shot in the dark, and any guidance would be amazing!

Congratulations on the girl laying for you!
 
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