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carloswan2000
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# Posted: 6 Nov 2003 15:42


hi everyone:

i am looking for the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), unfortunately, i can't found it in the local pet shop, and i don't know any reliable source where i can oder it. Can you help me???
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x5dmr
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# Posted: 6 Nov 2003 16:24 · Edited by: x5dmr


try caudata.org in the advertisement section under forum. they are a great species of salamanders for sure. i a few my self.

yellowboy
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# Posted: 6 Nov 2003 16:31 · Edited by: yellowboy


If you live anywhere near new england turn over lots of logs and eventually you'll come across one. Most of the salamanders you see though will be redbacks. They are quite fossorial. if you get one you may never see it! We had one at my work and I saw it three times, always only the head sticking out of a burrow, in like 3 months. It was apparently pretty healthy though cause it ate like a pig. and the person who kept its charts said it doubled in size since it got there.

mve
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 02:06


try glades herp


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Derek Benson
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 03:34


I thought I saw them in knigsnake today.


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carloswan2000
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 06:17


hi all:
Thank You for your information, these are very helpful for me, thank you very much!!!

I have a question to ask in here:
What kind of colour is the Spotted Salamander as i showed? what colour phase we call this? because i found that their are two diffience types of colour.Thank You!!

carloswan2000
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 06:28


The diffience is the following.




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Heather
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 06:39


I'm not sure they actually give the color phase a name. This is what I found....

"The Spotted Salamander is one of the larger members of the mole salamander family reaching lengths of nearly 8 inches or more. The dorsal background color is black, dark brown or dark gray with a slate gray belly. Young individuals sometimes have a dark brown background color."

It just seems to be the same as just about any frog. Some are dark and some are a bit lighter.


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carloswan2000
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 15:06


hi Heather:
why the Spotted Salamander have the diffience colour phases? can they change their colour like the red eyed tree frog?

Heather
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2003 15:21


I don't think they change like frogs, I think it's more of a maturity thing. The younger ones seem to be a little lighter then get darker as they get older. But this is only what I'm gathering from what I read on them.


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mve
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2003 05:02


http://www.gherp.com/gherp/pages/amphibstock.htm

did you try glades, here is the page, they have 1 in stock. my brother got one from them about 2 years ago, it is very healthy and big.


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carloswan2000
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# Posted: 8 Nov 2003 13:30


o...... yes........ i sent e-mail to gherp, but they need minimum order of $500.00 for anything shipped out of the country.......

Moe


# Posted: 9 Nov 2003 02:55


Where do you live? England?

m.N
carloswan2000
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2003 15:48


i live in Asia

Brian
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2003 20:30


Off topic I see they have Texas Toads. I'd buy some if shipping wasn't so much.

Not that I'm against good shipping in anyway.

bonsai
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2003 02:38


That leaves out "turning over a log in New England", I guess! Sorry devil made me say this!


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mve
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# Posted: 9 Jan 2004 02:41


this is old, but, spotted do seem to come in different colors. I have not found 1 with the bright purple or blue spots, with red as shown in the reptile and ampibian atlas, but just the yellow and grey/black color.


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