Tiger Salamanders

Biology, Husbandry and Breeding

Jens Benthien

Jens Benthien introduces the interested beginner to the world of keeping and breeding Tiger Salamanders in the terrarium, but also provides some useful pointers and suggestions for the more advanced terrarium keeper. While Tiger Salamanders are well suited to the beginner in keeping amphibians, it is also of interest to the more advanced enthusiast, in particular because it poses some challenges with regard to propagating it.

Following an overview of the genus, the distribution, and the ecology of Tiger Salamanders in the wild, the book with its appr. 80 color photographs details how to house these animals according to their biological needs, how to properly feed and care for them, and what is required to propagate the representatives of the North American Tiger Salamanders of the genus Ambystoma. Their ability to optionally remain and become sexually mature at their larval stage (neoteny), the problem of hybridizing, and the possible emergence of color anomalies are briefly discussed as well.