Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Salamanders & Other Stuff

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Besides Cricket, we have another salamander that we got from Daddy's work. It is a grown Tiger Salamander which looks like this:

(This is not an actual picture of our salamander.)

We named it Marble.

Cricket is turning into an adult Tiger salamander, so he's not an Axolotl. I started an earthworm farm since he and Marble both eat earthworms and the ones from the store cost about $3.50 for two dozen! I think it is working because I saw a baby earthworm today. It was about 1/2 an inch long. I am keeping my earthworms in my snail habitat. I got a new container for my snails. It is about twice as big as the other one and it has a mesh lid. It had been used for a hermit crab and I got it at a garage sale for $3.00. It's about the size of a ten gallon aquarium.

I am also breeding snails. I think I have 11, but three aren't old enough to breed and I'm going to let one of the older ones go. 4 of my snails have laid eggs! I'll post about it when they hatch, which should be in 1-1 1/2 weeks.


Holly said...

You are a very cool young lady, Maddie Lynn.

What a cute salamander.

Melissa said...

It sounds like you have everything organized for the salamanders, worms and snails. I am fascinated with the snail breeding - I've not heard of that before.

I saw on your profile that you read Trixie Belden books. I had ALL of them when I was about your age and read them many times. They are great books!

A Hopeful Hollar said...

Do you think that you might be bringing home any new "pets" from the vacation? I hope that ya'll have a safe fun filled time. :-)

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