They can be bred in captivity although, it would take a large and somewhat elaborate set up. Probably easier to do in an outdoor pond with a sloping land area with stones and other debris along the shore. They usually breed between January and April, during this time the males will have obviously swollen cloacal openings. They breed in much the same way as other salamanders and newts with the male depositing a spermatophore which is received by the female. Eggs are always laid on land under rocks, logs or in burrows close to the shore. Eggs can take a long time to hatch, approximately 6 months. The larvae are pretty cool looking, like miniature versions of the adults only with external gills.
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