I have been speaking with people on facebook just thought I would post it here because on facebook you have to read things from present to past on the timeline. The eggs seem to be good, there were a lot that came out ruptured or deformed possibly because it is the first time laying. I have the eggs set up in a bunch of different ways based on articles I have read on here by a number of people (mostly those mentioned). Also in different rooms of my house as not to put all theoretical and figurative eggs in one basket.
Saw the male dropping spermatores today as well as a bit of courtship. They courted at the waters edge where the water is maybe a cm deep, it was interesting. The male also dropped the spermatores in the shallow water so they stick out like icicles. The temperature was about 15 degrees (it's cold here, -9 outside)
Pics didn't post lol, but I will add some more from this week. The first of the bunch hatched around march 15-16, so they are almost 2 months old. They have really started to darken up the last week or so.
Excellent Steve sorry I haven't been on Facebook ,your doing an excellent job with them. I'm away with work if you want to PM me on here anytime that's cool. My yangi larvae where incredibly aggressive .Try and morph them as big as possible but they will leave the water at 4-6CM, 6-7CM is best they are like raising Shanjing from there on in. I had excellent advise from Jari B with his experiences with the Shanjing
Thanks dude! No worries I remember you telling me you would be away for a couple weeks, how are your travels?
I have been trying to encourage them to grow and stay in the water by keeping it deep. Some are jus starting to show some color, the biggest are probably around 4-5 cm right now so hopefully they continue to grow. I think they grow a lot faster as larvae anyways.
I like to post here because it does a better job documenting, on Facebook as people post everything is lost so it is hard to reference anything. I feed them black worms and brine shrimp adults form the store on occasion.
I agree! It is unfortunate Facebook does not do as good a job documenting everything/loses it as new content is posted. With all the Facebook groups a lot of information is posted there now/probably part of the reason the traffic on this site has slowed. I still like to post here for that reason, easier for myself and others to reference if needed.
I think we are getting close! I separated a few of the bigger larvae because they still had some smaller siblings in with them and as the others grow are looking more snack-sized. Most of them are around 2.5-3 inches, the smaller ones being around 2. Adult coloration is coming in full force on some of them, hoping they will stay in the water a little longer but they are a good size if they start to morph.
@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