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    I found a young Ambystoma maculatum!

    I found a young (maybe morphed just this year) Ambystoma maculatum or spotted salamander here! I haven't seen one of these babies in years! I have only seen large adults in my town and are EXTEMELY rare here. Well this little guy (or girl, I didn't touch it just to check) made me so happy! Our water here is normally filthy and gross and most amphibians can't survive in. This means that some of my towns vernal pools is clean and they are breeding! I can't wait for spring so I can look for some larvae!

    Well here is spot!


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    Cute :3. Salamanders always seem so...cuddly xD
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    Ohhh I love salamanders! That guy (or girl) is pretty!
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    Her are a few more pics





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    This means that some of my towns vernal pools is clean and they are breeding! I can't wait for spring so I can look for some larvae!
    Unlike many other amphibians, their egg masses are easily located in the spring & unlikely to be confused with anything other than wood frogs (Rana sylvatica). However, they can be differentiated once you know what to look for ....
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    I know, there eggs are green because of algea too, the algea is helpful to give the egg extra oxegen and the slgea benefits from the carbon dioxide the egg releases.

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    Dude, my wife found one 5 times that size and she's a girl.

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    I lifted up a box outside and found two salamander things that looked like that, but without the spots and a little thinner.
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