We have several Slimy salamanders for sale at rock-bottom prices. These amphibians avidly consume insects, and attain a maximum size of approximately 8-inches. When you buy a salamander from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Slimy Salamander
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All plethodontid salamanders are territorial, and fight aggressively for territory. Their preferred habitat is in moist soil or leaf litter beneath stones, rotting logs, or other debris near a permanent water source. They sometimes make use of other animals’ burrows. Their diet consists primarily of ants, beetles, sow bugs, and earthworms, but they will consume most kinds of insect. As their name suggests, slimy salamanders produce significant amounts of skin secretions that are highy adhesive. These adhesives bind to predators and can compromise both mastication and locomotion.
Females reach sexual maturity in the second year of life and do not lay eggs until the third year. Breeding of P. glutinosus takes place in the spring and is terrestrial. Courtship consists of the males performing a sort of dance to attract the females’ attention. Females lay clutches of four to 12 eggs in a moist area, which she guards, often neglecting food for the period until they hatch. Hatchlings emerge from the eggs in about three months, having no aquatic stage, like many other salamander species. They instead develop directly into their entirely terrestrial adult form. After hatching, young individuals show high growth rates during the summer months and little to no growth during the winter. Not much is known about the diet of the slimy salamanders, but it is believed that the species exhibit opportunistic feeding strategies where they consume prey that is easily accessible. One study surveyed the digestive systems of this species and found that ants, bees, wasps, beetles, sowbugs, snails, and earthworms occurred most frequently
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