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

Steffen Hellner (
Sun, 04 Jan 2004 22:53:17 +0100

You4re right, Ron, I mentioned the wrong name from my memory. I meant P.
ruber nitidus (Blueridge Red Salamander). These are said to keep their
coloration at all stages while ohter subspecies get more or less dull when

My point of interest is of course the coloration but to the same extend
trying to breed them. If they4d be easy or possible to propagate they4d be
much more widespread in the hobby. But wilds are cheap to get though without
exact location. This may be one reason for lacking success.

Over here I know only one more man interested in the reds. Others have
Ambystoma (Axolotl, tigrinum, maculatum) which are fairly easy. I have wild
young A. opacum from a single location and hope they4ll do something in the
coming years. Looks as if actually hardly anybody has these. Salamanders are
fairly uncommon in the hobby, only the very easy ones.

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