Where are all the plethodontid keepers?

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I had to give mine up because I live in Tennessee now, and we can not keep any native species.
 

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I just started keeping two since I caught them. They're very squirmy but I'm hoping they'll calm down after some time. I put leaf litter, some bark, and various hiding places for them. I'm not entirely sure what I can feed them though as a main staple though.
 

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I presently have several plethodon salamanders and have kept many other species over the years. Besides my Dicamptodon, Sirens, Amphiuma & Necturus (actual waterdogs, N. beyeri)), I am currently taking care of Pseudotriton, Eurycea, Hemidactylum, Batrachoseps and a P. metcalfi. In the past I have had P. larselli, P. glutinosus, P. dunni, as well as Aneides ferreus. They are all fascinating animals.
 

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I have in the past kept Plethodon cinereus and Desmognathus fuscus. The later for a very short while. I have kept Hemidactylium scutatum for the last 5 years. Plethodontids are the best!
 

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Due for some activity in the plethodontid forum, so I will update with some of the past couple of years' successes. (*= have bred successfully and produced offspring, x=eggs, but no offspring). Some of these are protected species that were collected with required permits and part of a zoo collection.

*Aneides aeneus
Aneides flavipunctatus (niger)
xAneides lugubris
Batrachoseps attenuatus
*Bolitoglossa conanti
*Bolitoglossa rufescens
Bolitoglossa salvinii
*Desmognathus aeneus
Desmognathus folkertsi
Desmognathus monticola
*Desmognathus ocoee
*Desmognathus welteri
Desmognathus wrighti
*Ensatina e. klauberi
*Ensatina e. platensis
*Ensatina e. xanthoptica
*Eurycea bislineata
*Eurycea longicauda
*Eurycea lucifuga
*Eurycea wilderae
Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus
*Gyrinophilus p. dunni
Gyrinophilus p. duryi
*Hemidactylium scutatum
*Plethodon glutinosus
xPlethodon petraeus
*Plethodon shermani
Plethodon yonahlossee
*Pseudotriton montanus diastictus
*Pseudotriton r. ruber
*Pseudotriton r. schencki
Urspelerpes brucei
 

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Tim, you are the man!

Here is my much shorter list, haha..

xAmbystoma maculatum
*Eurycea cirrigera
*Eurycea guttolineata
 

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Hi I keep Plethodontids my temperature is always in the 60s and the list of what I have is.3 pesudotriton rubers
4 two lined
4 cave salamanders or as some call them spotted tail salamanders.
and 4 seal salamanders 2 northern dusky. they all live comfortable in a half water half land set up were the water is 55 degrees f . but I'm always looking for larvae red sals for sale if anyone is selling them please let me know.
 

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Hello !
I'm one of the few french Plethodontid keepers with Plethodon cinereus.
 
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