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    I caught a California slender salamander! (B.attenuatus, I think) I am thinking of keeping it for a couple of days to observe it. (or just feed it to my plants! j/k) What do I feed it? what do I give it for soil? how big of an encloseure do I need? Thanks,
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    They are one of the few animals that eat slugs. Try small worms, also, but their mouth's are so small, it's a pain to feed them.

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    Arrow

    if you are wondering what a slender salamander looks like, here's a pic:


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    LOL, those guys are the most common amphibs. i find herping and just looking around in my yard! I have managed to keep a few for about a month or so on a diet of termite larvae (found outside under my dead wood heap), blood worms from the petstore on Judah street (Spec, since your in the Bay Area, try Exotic Pets on Judah and 39th, you might see me there helping out with the snakes). Anyhow, these salamnders are kinda hard to care for long term. Best to leave em be outdoors. Good luck-Zach
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    yep, I found him just under a rock in my yard. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] lol
    I'm letting him go tomorrow or Wed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yesturday I caught 6 slender salamanders! under the same
    log! it looked like a large family, so I only looked at them, then left them alone. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    california also has a very spectacular variety of ensatinas. they are very colorful and cute salamanders. check out this web page. its great.


    http://www.amphibian.co.uk/ensatina.html
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