I have heard that spotted salamanders always go back to there origanal pool. The thing is that spotted sals usually breed in vernal pools so if there is a really dry year they won't always be able to use the same pool. So they probably will breed in a new pool if the one they used most was destroyed.
Pools located around the original pool that is destroyed will probably be used since the males and females have to lay their spermatophores and eggs somewhere. It also depends on how far apart warm rains come and go in your area otherwise there has been a few years where the spotteds have not bred so successfully. The first warm rain triggers the males to visit ponds and the second triggers the females. If the second rain doesn't come soon the spermatophores may dry up with the pool or catch a fungus. It happened my neighborhood once and there were very few egg sacs.
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)