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Little salamander by PaganFireSnake Little salamander by PaganFireSnake
This is a little salamander that Kevin found under a cinder block in the woods yesterday. He is SOOOO tiny! That is blades of grass on the botton of the pic so it kind of gives you an idea of his/her size. Haven't named him/her yet b/c I am not sure yet if I am gonna keep him. Want to make sure he eats first and if he does I will keep him but if not I will let him go.

Thanx to :iconmikefuture: on the id of his guy. He is a species of Plethodon cinereus.
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Joshy016 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   General Artist
If that is a red back salamander... they can also eat fruit flies and other small insects. I've even seen them consume decent sized worms and slugs.
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Sneaky-Snake-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
he's very cute!!!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:)
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grendylgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
cute ^^ keep him
name-ummmm, how 'bout "Speckle" !
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
That's a cute name for him/her.:) I am still waiting for him to adjust but I will try to feed her tomorrow and see how he does... If I do keep him I think I will name him Speckle. I think it will fit him very well.:)
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grendylgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
:) I'm glad you like it! What do you feed a salamander?
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
For this little guy I had to go out and get fruit flies, pin head crickets and small silk worms. Luckily he has eaten so I can keep him.:) It's just finding small food items that would be the biggest problem with keeping such a small herptile. The larger salamanders, like Homer, I give larger crickets, earth worms, larger silk worms and the occational guppy.
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grendylgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
lol sounds challanging but rewarding
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
For the little guys it can be but thankfully there are companies out there that all they do is raise these feeders for small herptiles.:) It is extremely rewarding with being able to raise such a tiny little herptile.:)
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MikeFuture Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Photographer
"Leadback" Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

They eat small invertebrates like springtails and round worms.
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