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my sons red backed salamanders

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by telow, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    i got bored and took pics of my kids new pets he caught haha

    lucky duck found 2 color morphs
     

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  2. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    heres the 3rd one with the 2nd one again haha
     

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  3. GiantVinegaroon

    GiantVinegaroon Arachnoprince

    what do you feed those guys? very nice looking sallies, btw!
     
  4. GootySapphire

    GootySapphire Arachnolord Old Timer

    I never was into salamanders but the red back is very cool looking!
     
  5. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    they are eating pinheads and tiny roaches ext anything small realy
     
  6. Those are beauties. I love the morphs.

    David
     
  7. GiantVinegaroon

    GiantVinegaroon Arachnoprince

    man how are you finding such tiny bugs for them? I tried keeping some but I could never find anything small enough for them besides termites(which I was NOT going to let in my house).
     
  8. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

    I used to have 2 of them and they were pigs! They ate pinhead crickets, fruit flies, waxworms, termites, and small earthworms. They become very tame after a while during feeding but do not swim well and even a shallow dish they cannot get out of can cause a drowning, be careful! They live under rotten logs, so they like moist areas to hide under and come out more at night. I lined my tank with peat moss, fake logs to hide under, and a VERY shallow water dish, the more traction in it the better.

    The young are very hard to feed on springtails and fruit flies are small enough to fit in there mouths.
     
  9. take a 1 liter bottle fill ~3/4 with moist sand insert preggo cricket then remove her leave in a warm place
     
  10. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    yeah the bottle trick works well for pinheads
     
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