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Joost I got to tell you those pyrrhogaster from Kagawa are stormers! Amazing creatures!
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joost! exelent pyrrhogasters! kanagawa is the locality, not the race, right?
 

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joost! exelent pyrrhogasters! kanagawa is the locality, not the race, right?
Kanagawa is a prefecture in the Kanto area. So it belongs to the Kanto race. I almost never speak about races anymore, cause even between races there can be difference. For example: Pyrrhogaster from the Gunma prefecture (also a Kanto race) is very different in colour, they are more grey.
 

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Beautiful newts, Joost.
Could you tell us how they are collected? Do you travel to Japan yourself?
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There are a handfull of hobbyists who have pyrrhogaster with locality data. You just have to know where to find them. Also I indeed have a Japanese contact. Have never been there myself, would like to, but I"m scared to fly.
 

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Very attractive newts!
How many different kinds of C. pyrrhogaster do you have at the moment?
 

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Well and what can be said!?
Thank you for these beautiful pictures! Keep up the good work!

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Very attractive newts!
How many different kinds of C. pyrrhogaster do you have at the moment?
I have 5 different pyrrho's.

from Kanagawa prefecture (Kanto) 7.3
from Mie prefecture (Intermediate) 2.7.3
from Kagawa prefecture (Hiroshima) 0.1 (unfortunately)
sasayamae (unknown collecting locality) 2.7
unknown collecting locality 0.2 (soon I can get a male)
 

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Yup Joost is truly a Cynops-dependent from what we can see. I must tell I like them but not close to my favourites, but always nice newts to breed. I love their larvae and their huge feathered gills. I only had 3 species and only breed 2 of those. The others were two sub-adult males so no breeding accomplished at all.

Sorry to hear about Kagawa perfecture pyrro's Joost.

Cheers,
Jorge
 
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