My T. granulosa larvae

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I've posted a couple of these babies here and there, here's one in Audrey's thread:
http://www.caudata.org/forum/showthread.php?t=49261
But since I've been taking a lot of pics recently (I'm thinking of the calendar if I get lucky with some excellent shot), I decided to take some of these and give them their own thread finally. Here are some T. grans larvae that I got in the mail as eggs in May, I think.
They may not have morphed yet, but they have that characteristic Taricha cute-face already; they have that down.
 

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Wow, yours are so much bigger than mine! I think they are at least a month older than my oldest, but mine don't have any coloring yet. What are you feeding them?
 

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They've been eating nothing but blackworms, since they were large enough. Before that, I'd skim the local pond for whatever I would get, daphnia usually.
 

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They really look great, how big (long) are they?
 

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They look really great! Congrats! What temps are you keeping them at?
 

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They are in my basement. It seldom goes above 70, only on the hottest of days.
 

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Keep a secure lid on, seems like they've already figured out how to climb. :D

Those are great photos, I'm surprised their coloration is so dark even before metamorphosis.
 

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Their lids are all secure; I learned this lesson most painfully a couple years ago with some morphs.

Anyway, time for more pictures, and even if it's not time for more pics, here they are!

A baby who hasn't quite gotten flycatching down; babies discover their first jar; their new tank; and another baby. They are such perfect miniatures of adults, a complete joy!

Also, a wannabe escapee. I thank the good habits I learned in prison (twice a day counts and more often for escape risks); it's saved me losing more than one newt.

(ha ha, I only work there)
 

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