I wasn't able to catch actual breeding activity, but I've seen egg masses of tigrinum and maculatum so far here in MO., as well as opacum and annulatum larvae. Next week I may head down to talpoideum/texanum country too.
It's raining right now as I type this! I checked the local breeding ponds on 03/27 but I did not see any yellow spotted salamanders or egg masses yet. I am hoping that the yellows are moving tonight or tommorow night and I am checking again this Saturday, 04/03/2004. I live in upstate New York and we have both yellow and blue spotteds in our area. I will keep you posted.
Well I checked the breeding ponds yesterday and nothing
Last year my girlfriend and I found larvae in the same pond. Of course the salamanders are not under obligation to breed in the same spot. About one half of the breeding pond bank can not be checked because it is so overgrown and cross-laced with fallen trees.It is possible the breeding is going on in the places we can't see.
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Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.