Salamandra and winter

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One thinks of salamandra, you think of winter dormancy -

If the hiding places are easily accessible to the salamanders, then the animals are active at 2 ° Celsius. Hibernation is made ​​inevitable when it is colder than 2 °C.
There are spring creeks, which does not freeze. The larvae are sold throughout the year.
On the night of January 1, we have seen over 70 salamander (midnight).
That's my experience over many years.
Even snow is no barrier when temperatures exceed 2 ° C.
There are good winter nights in Germany, if you could only see it,
best wishes, ummi
 

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Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing. Oh what a dream come true it would be to see them in the wild. The picture of the salamander on the snow is awesome. Who knew!!
 

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I have a group that I keep in an outdoor enclosure, I was worrying about them during a cold spell. The air temperature was just over freezing, but they where merrily out looking for food.
 

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S.salamandra among beech leaves...that´s a sight that makes me happy every time :)
 

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AW: Re: Salamandra and winter

yes, it's a snail
 

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Re: AW: Re: Salamandra and winter

Beautiful photos Peter, thank you for sharing them with us.
 

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Re: AW: Re: Salamandra and winter

fantastic. Is this in the Solling? The German woods are so beautiful with their stately oak and beech trees...and to find some salamanders among them would just instantly kill me with an overdose of bliss.
 

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this is in south Germany, 700km away from Solling,

on 24 February I was out at night, the first time after minus 18 ° C and there was the princess on ice, and other aristocrat....

There are problems with the upload of pictures, next time more,
 

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again two of the many night walks, It had rained in weeks
 

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Beatiful animals, ummi, thanks for posting!
Who won the race the in the second picture?
 

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My terrestris and gallacia hibernated in their burrows through the whole of last winter and I didn't see them on the surface again until the air temperature was regularly going above about 9C during the day. Their tanks have a 25cm thick layer of coconut fibre that they burrow into, so there's a lot of underground space for them to spend their time in.
 
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