Found six of these yesterday around a pond near my house took my phone back today to get some pics and only found this guy
I'm pretty sure they are granulosa not torosa because he is curling his tail in the unken reflex... But a second opinion on that would be greatly appreciated
That guy is really dark. It might be rivularis. It's definitely not torosa, but 'unken' has nothing to do with that. Torosa have a pale under-eye line, and the margin between ventral and dorsal coloration is very blurry. Granulosa have dark eyeliner, and a very sharp margin.
Rivularis, however, are usually very dark where torosa and granulosa are more mud-brown. You're also within range for rivularis.
Good to know I was reading about the tail curling thing last night
Other than the darker coloring is there a way to tell the Rivularis from the granulosa? Also how Likely would it be that they are hanging out in the same pond together?
I just wanted to say that my Taricha granulosas ( see attached pics) come in a range of colors: from almost black on top to very light brown on top. The two juveniles I have pictured are actually siblings raised from the same batch of eggs (same mother), yet they have quite different shading. Its interesting how different they can be...which is one reason I think people have difficulty with identification.
But I agree with others here, yours look like T. granulosas to me!
It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.