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    Slimy Salamander

    When I was out today I kicked over a rock that had 2 salamanders under it. I brought both to the house and put them in a kritter keeper. I don't plan to keep very long since I'm not into Amphibians (don't know how to keep em either). They might be male and female for all I know. I got my Field Guide out and as far as I can tell it is Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula). I got one out in the yard for a photo.


    I have them on damp peat moss. Anyone know what my options are for feeding? It would be nice if they will eat earthworms as I really don't want to feed them all my crickets lol

    If there are any of you that keep sallys feel free to offer any advice.






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    I'm with you on that ID. Western slimey all the way. The moss is good. They like to hide, so a piece of bark or something for them to crawl under would be best. Make sure you use dechlorinated water to dampen the moss. You shouldn't need any heat sources or lighting unless your house is excessively cold. Yeah, they'll go for earthworms, no prob. Since you don't plan on keeping them I won't get too extensive in their care, but if you change your mind, this is HC
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    I will probably turn them loose in a few days. They are interesting little' kritters.

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    You're lucky. I'm a big salamander buff, but the only species I've ever seen in the wild is the tiger salamander. And all the species I've seen in captivity were still mole salamanders of one species or another (genus: Ambystoma), which includes tigers. I've never seen any of the slender bodied species like that in person.
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    hey bro, in where i stay, we have 0 species of them. so be grateful of the tigers you see, i'm so envious!!!

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    We have a few different sallies around here but I'm just not into them

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