Adult salamanders of some species move into temporary and permanent ponds to breed and lay eggs. Aquatic larvae hatch, grow, and eventually metamorphose into adult salamanders. The adult forms leave the pond and live a terrestrial existence above and below the soil. Rescuing Salamanders. Ambystoma tigrinum These adult sized Tiger salamanders are truly monster sized as you can see from the picture. Tiger Salamanders will spend a lot of time hiding in their enclosure, especially if you have logs or rocks for it burrow into. Be prepared to keep one of these monsters plenty of crickets, earthworms, or other feeder insects.
Most adult salamanders live in cold, fast-flowing, clear and permanent streams in coniferous forests. Adult salamanders need deep cobble and small boulder substrates to forage for prey and hide from predators. Cope's giant salamander is an Oregon Conservation Strategy Species in the Coast Range, East Cascades and West Cascades ecoregions. Salamanders for Sale. Our live salamanders for sale are healthy, hardy, and beautiful. These amphibians have an incredible life cycle, and are perfect for a breeding project. Some species attain large sizes, while others remain fairly small and slender. We've even got axolotls, which are fully aquatic.
The axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamander has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life. This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like. Most adult salamanders hide by day and feed by night. Some remain hidden underground until the breeding season, or they may emerge only when levels of moisture and temperature are appropriate. Many species, especially in the family Plethodontidae, are strictly terrestrial and avoid ponds and streams. red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber).