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Blue Ridge Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus danielsi)

Created: March 19th, 2013 - 06:36 PM
Last Modified: March 19th, 2013 - 06:36 PM
Entered by: William McGighan
Record 138993
Country:
United States
State:
Tennessee
County:
Carter County
Time:
2013-03-18 21:07:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
mixed forest and farm
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
52.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Showers
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
1600.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Comments

Posted by William McGighan on Dec 15, 2013 at 07:43 AM

" i've captive bred my red salamanders and will be releasing larvae as a conservation effort when the eggs hatch." That's very admirable intensions, but be advised this adds a risk of introducing unwanted pathogens (and is illegal).

Posted by Tristan Clark on Dec 15, 2013 at 01:12 AM

I live in kingsport tn... My aunt has a spring in hawkins county flowing out of a cave they filled in 40 years ago, i've found spring salamanders, red salamanders, seal salamanders, shovelnose salamanders, two lined salamanders, pickeral frogs and all kinds of stuff in a small area behind the spring house. i believe people that have stuff like that on their property should be aware of it and protect it. i've captive bred my red salamanders and will be releasing larvae as a conservation effort when the eggs hatch.

Posted by William McGighan on Dec 14, 2013 at 01:37 PM

You are right, Tristan. There are many on the very private adjacent land.
I got permission in the early '80s to go in and look around. It was great.

Posted by Tristan Clark on Dec 13, 2013 at 02:24 PM

There has to be a spring or stream near where your road cruising all this stuff... i'd look around and you'll find the motherload