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Slug or Salamander Eggs?

minorhero

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Hello folks,

Found this in my wood pile (off the ground). My first thought was slug eggs since I definitely have a hefty slug population in my yard. But they look much bigger then snail eggs I've seen posted in previous threads on this forum. Located in central Maryland.

Thoughts?

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Hello folks,

Found this in my wood pile (off the ground). My first thought was slug eggs since I definitely have a hefty slug population in my yard. But they look much bigger then snail eggs I've seen posted in previous threads on this forum. Located in central Maryland.

Thoughts?

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Yep, likely some good ol Plethodon cinereus eggs, although a lot of other lungless salamander species have similar-looking egg clusters.
 

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Thank you guys! After identifying the slugs in my yard, leopard slugs, and looking up what their eggs look like, I am pretty sure they are slug eggs. I should have done this at the start but previously all the slug eggs I had seen were much smaller, so I thought these were more likely to be salamander.
 
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