Re: NANFA-- red salamanders [was: Columbia trip gear]

Ron Anderson (
Sun, 04 Jan 2004 09:54:11 -0500

Hi Steffen, Just checking, but isn't P.montanus considered a mud salamander and not a red? I was under the impression that P.r.nitidus was the blueridge red. Not having kept these myself, do you guys spawn them in captivity? Do you raise the larval stage animals in tanks? This is something that I never really thought of doing, but seems very interesting. thanks, Ron
Ron Anderson
Warwick, RI
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DATE: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 11:54:28
From: Steffen Hellner <>
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>in W.Va. it might have been P. ruber montanus (Blueridge Red Salamander) or
>the Blackchin subspecies from your description. If it was bright red and big
>it must have been the montanus which I will go for later in spring. Don4t
>get too big, around 4-5". But for kids its always a dino!
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