Notophthalmus viridescens piaropicola larvae pics

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
Hi,

here are some pics of the development from my biggest peninsular newt larva. The time period is from march till may.
 

Attachments

  • Larve_7.jpg
    Larve_7.jpg
    29.6 KB · Views: 353
  • Larve_9.jpg
    Larve_9.jpg
    32.3 KB · Views: 278
  • Larve_17.jpg
    Larve_17.jpg
    51.8 KB · Views: 252
  • Larve_19.jpg
    Larve_19.jpg
    43.8 KB · Views: 255
  • Larve_20.jpg
    Larve_20.jpg
    44.2 KB · Views: 268
  • Larve_21.jpg
    Larve_21.jpg
    47.3 KB · Views: 278
  • Larve_22.jpg
    Larve_22.jpg
    34 KB · Views: 252
  • Larve_23.jpg
    Larve_23.jpg
    32.9 KB · Views: 259

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
Thanks.

The next batch - may till june.
 

Attachments

  • Larve_27.jpg
    Larve_27.jpg
    52.2 KB · Views: 243
  • Larve_29.jpg
    Larve_29.jpg
    57.9 KB · Views: 240
  • Larve_31.jpg
    Larve_31.jpg
    39.6 KB · Views: 253
  • Larve_32.jpg
    Larve_32.jpg
    83.9 KB · Views: 263
  • Larve_33.jpg
    Larve_33.jpg
    58 KB · Views: 258
  • Larve_35.jpg
    Larve_35.jpg
    71.9 KB · Views: 259
  • Larve_37.jpg
    Larve_37.jpg
    48.6 KB · Views: 244
  • Larve_39.jpg
    Larve_39.jpg
    65.3 KB · Views: 237

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
And the last, from july till early august.

Not sure, but possibly this larva is neotenic. It is now ~55 mm long.

Cheers,
Thomas
 

Attachments

  • Larve_40.jpg
    Larve_40.jpg
    50.2 KB · Views: 246
  • Larve_43.jpg
    Larve_43.jpg
    46.9 KB · Views: 232
  • Larve_45.jpg
    Larve_45.jpg
    69.5 KB · Views: 236

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
A few new pics. Dates are 08/09, 08/10, 08/14 and 08/20
 

Attachments

  • Larve_48.jpg
    Larve_48.jpg
    49.9 KB · Views: 235
  • Larve_49.jpg
    Larve_49.jpg
    50.7 KB · Views: 264
  • Larve_51.jpg
    Larve_51.jpg
    58.5 KB · Views: 231
  • Larve_52.jpg
    Larve_52.jpg
    42.3 KB · Views: 233

Sith the turtle

New member
Joined
Jul 17, 2015
Messages
677
Reaction score
16
Points
0
Location
Georgia, USA
Country
United States
Display Name
Xavier
Beautiful animals, I agree, at least one look neotenic, I've heard some rumors about that "subspecies" being more likely to be neotenic, so you likely will have at least one stay in the larval state for a while
 

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
All the pics shows the same larva ;) But now it looks like the gills start to reduce slowly. the development is slow, but the growth is good.
 

Thomas F

Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2012
Messages
63
Reaction score
4
Points
8
Location
Aachen, Germany
Country
Germany
The September pics...

Would love to show you a juvenile after metamorphosis but it seems I have to wait for the other larvae. This one here has still it's gills.
 

Attachments

  • Larve_60.jpg
    Larve_60.jpg
    54.4 KB · Views: 275
  • Larve_61.jpg
    Larve_61.jpg
    45.9 KB · Views: 272
  • Larve_62.jpg
    Larve_62.jpg
    75.7 KB · Views: 227
  • Larve_64.jpg
    Larve_64.jpg
    57.8 KB · Views: 232
  • Larve_65.jpg
    Larve_65.jpg
    52.3 KB · Views: 220
  • Larve_67.jpg
    Larve_67.jpg
    56.9 KB · Views: 235
  • Larve_68.jpg
    Larve_68.jpg
    63.8 KB · Views: 222
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • SunnyAxies:
    I have a question, I’m looking into getting one or two Axolotls and I don’t know if I should just get one or get two. Planning to get them as eggs.
    +1
    Unlike
  • CrazyForLotls:
    @SunnyAxies, It honestly depends on how much space you have. Two axolotls in the same aquarium would need a minimum of 30 gallons. (at an adult size) If you end up with opposite genders, you would need two 20 gal tanks. Males and females can't be kept together since they will breed and overbreeding the female is harmful to her body. Another factor would be if you think both eggs would survive. Sometimes axolotls hatch with defects and either die or should be euthanized to prevent them from living an uncomfortable and/or stunted life. It's sad, but it's for the good of the animal.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Hi guys I need help relatively fast
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    I made a huge error, I’m about to cry because I don’t know why I was so stupid. I decided to clean the sponge and other stuff in my filter while I left the filter running. (I took out the parts in the filter to swish around in dirty tank water). Bc I left the filter running, all the gross stuff at the bottom of the filter filled into my axolotl tank. My tank is like brown now. I was trying to unclog something in my filter cuz it wasn’t running right and idk why I left it on I literally don’t know. I tried to take a bunch of water out snd replace it with fresh water but it’s STILL brown.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    also my filter is like not running right. It’s not a consistent flow it’s more like little droplets of water. :( I’m so confused
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Is the stuff in my tank gonna harm my lotl? Should I just let the filter clear it up? I’m confused
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Seems to be clearing up slightly with the filter running. Axie is okay also no signs of distress or anything
    +1
    Unlike
  • MorganeW:
    Hello! New caretaker of a paddletail who is supposedly 24, and seems to have been poorly cared for. Supposedly was fed earthworms or redworms, but every time I've pet-sat for her, she just chomped at the worm once or twice and left it, to be removed a day or two later. Now I have a bigger, clean tank and have been trying mainly frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, thawed with spring water and fed with a dropper. She ignores bloodworms, goes for the brine shrimp eagerly, but seems to spit a lot out, and ignore most. I'm not sure I can make myself chop up worms (😳) but I want to help her. She also regurgitated an inch-long, seemingly stiff, straight, dried up bloodworm! I don't even know where that came from!!! All help appreciated. Thank you.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Alyssamuniz06:
    Hello anyone that can help! I’m a breeder and was wondering how to make pellets as well as salmon pellets! I’ve seen some recipes around but they contain crickets which I thought were no good for axolotls because of the chitin. The amount taht I have devours 2 pounds of pellets in a week 😂 so any help would be great. There was another lin las well for two other pellets but I’m not sure if it lets me open it because I am in the Us?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Gis has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Camnp97:
    @MorganeW, Where are you located with that paddletail?
    +1
    Unlike
  • BluFreya:
    Hi guys,
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    Hey guys.
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    I’m looking for another fire Sal. Any available at the moment?
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    I also want to get a Kaiser newt! 👏🏽
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kstimson97:
    I have had an axolotl hatch from its egg it's Friday today and they were only laid on Saturday this little lotl has appeared to lose its egg sack and is swimming in like a circle every now and then is this normal?
    +1
    Unlike
  • jnerdx:
    Super rare but I was looking for an Iranian Kaiser newt. If anyone has any info please send me a PM
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kcee2021:
    I have a question if anyone can help....is it normal for a juvenile tiger salamander to change colors?
    +1
    Unlike
    Kcee2021: I have a question if anyone can help....is it normal for a juvenile tiger salamander to change... +1
    Top