Tylototriton verrucosus “dark variant” breeding

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The first of a few eggs from my Tylototriton verrucosus trio. Here’s to hoping for a few more 🤞🤞
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Congrats! I used to breed those, they are my favourite species to raise from eggs. The young juvies are crazy, mine used to try and eat each other tail first!
 

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Congrats! I used to breed those, they are my favourite species to raise from eggs. The young juvies are crazy, mine used to try and eat each other tail first!
Thanks! Ha, the adults aren’t any better. I have to referee feeding time 😂
 

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So I've only had about 20% of the larvae hatch. Some seem to hatch prematurely and are deformed that eventually don't make it. Has anyone had this issue before with this species or with Tylototriton in general? The big female has gone on to lay two more clutches, the second of which is starting to hatch now. We'll see if they fair any better...
 

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I’ve been meaning to update y’all with the progress. Here are some of the larvae from a few weeks/months ago. I’m still waiting for the white one to morph. John said he’s raised these before and they come out orange. Does anyone have a pic of a morphed lighter individual?
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The larvae have been morphing over the past few weeks and finally the white/lighter larvae did too. Although it’s not as light as I thought it would be, it’s still a stunner with bright yellow eyes. I included it with some other morphed individuals so you could see the contrast between them.
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I didn’t get any white larvae this year, but I did get this one stunner that looks similar to the brightly colored individual from last year (that didn’t end up surviving). It morphed out at 4 inches (10 cm)!! Most of the metamorphs look similar to the parents, more muted orange and no spots along their sides.
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