Triturus marmoratus breeding

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I was really hoping for this to happen. Last year I had no luck this year I got eggs. They were transitioned from a cooled terrestrial setup to a warmer aquatic tank. I'm hoping the eggs will develop and hatch. Here are some pics enjoy!
 

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Congratulations. My male has been actively courting my female since early November, and he does look spectacular.
 

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Congratulations. My male has been actively courting my female since early November, and he does look spectacular.
Well I hope you end up with eggs as well. Have your newts produced eggs before? Maybe you can share some pics! I truly think that there's a lacking of T. marm photos in mating dress.
 

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Indeed!
We need more T.marmoratus pictures xD
I find both males and females to be stunning, but it´s undeniable that males are trully a magnificent sight. The sheer beauty of a male in full dress is breathtaking.

Best of lucks to you both, by the way!
 

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Mine have been laying on and off for two months or so. They're sort of done now but a few are still being squeezed out!
 

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those are spectacular looking animals in the video. The one male seems to be more interested in hamming it up for the camera than in eating bloodworms :)
 

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How about a full setup pic. I am interested how people are keeping the tank 50/50 or full aquatic. My marms are just at 2+ yrs old so I am ready for them to transition.
 

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Awesome newts, and that is cool that they are breeding. Good luck
 

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Oh, yeah, I just saw this Jaymes; I'm swimming in larvae.
Seems like most my eggs aren't doing well. Your lucky Dawn! Seems like your luck has been consistent. I may need to get new blood so.....if you can help. Sorry had to ask. Just kidding, good luck with yours Dawn!
 

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Currently have some luck with my Marbled Newts. Hope I'm not the only one.
 

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Awesome !

What is that thing you use as a substrate for the eggs ? Plastic bag ?
Did you shred it or something ?

I love the idea, much cheaper and more convenient than live plants !
But kind of uglier though :D
 

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Awesome !

What is that thing you use as a substrate for the eggs ? Plastic bag ?
Did you shred it or something ?

I love the idea, much cheaper and more convenient than live plants !
But kind of uglier though :D
Just plastic sandwich bag cut into pieces. Works very well and you can observe egg development. I can't take credit for the idea but I use it with other Triturus. The set up is plastic bad cut into pieces and rubber band the base around a rock or something that won't allow the plastic bag to float.
 
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