ALBINO!!!!!

paulnj

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Correct :D

I can't find mention of any others out there and sure I will breed it. I plan to collect more from that area this summer and they are quite easy to maintain and feed. Wouldn't it be cool to find another one just like it or breed it and find out I collected a few het albinos :)
 

OneFootedAce

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paulnj said:
Correct :D

I can't find mention of any others out there and sure I will breed it. I plan to collect more from that area this summer and they are quite easy to maintain and feed. Wouldn't it be cool to find another one just like it or breed it and find out I collected a few het albinos :)
It would!! That is SO cool!
 

stevehiss

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Very, very cool Paul! I have always dreamed of collecting an albino, melanistic or leucistic herp in the wild.

Big congrats and good luck with future generations.
 

paulnj

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From my understanding a few dozen lucy's have been located, but no true albinos :D Doesn't matter to me if others where located because I am just happy to have it.
 

snowgyre

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Paul, that's awesome!! The only question I have is what are the laws pertaining to native species in New Jersey? Are you allowed to capture a wild salamander and keep it? I know in Georgia we can get in big trouble for that.

Barring the legalities, that is a phenomenal find. Honestly, that's rare enough that the state herpetologist in your neck of the woods would probably LOVE to have a picture of the animal. I know several states have books that explain the distribution of herpetofauna within state boundaries, and they love to have photos of rare animals like this for publication.
 

Tony C

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I'm actually quite surprised that it has grown to the size that it has w/o being picked off from the food chain.
Salamanders spend most of their time under rocks, logs, leaf litter, etc. where being albino wouldn't be as detrimental as it would be to something like a frog or lizard that spends a lot of time out in the open.
 

gixxer3420

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Great find Paul!! Ive caught many in the wild with different markings and or colors but I have never seen an albino. A big congrats to you and good luck in your future breeding projects.
 

paulnj

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Honestly, I don't care about legality of capturing it as it's the most common salamander in the state. I see 10's of thousands every year while working ;)

No I don't think I can sell one , though I have had offers over $1000 already :p mine mine all mine until I make more :)
 
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