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This is my redbacked salamander's vivarium. Have had him almost a year now and he is thriving on grubs, pin head crickets, slugs, and ...
Your salamander seems very happy in his lush surroundings. I used to love to find these guys under rocks and logs when I was a kid. 8)
I once had a large black salamander with yellow spots. I loved to watch him eat worms. He'd actually stalk them like a cat, swaying his head back and forth in anticipation before he pounced. It was neat!
Sounds like you had a Spotted salamander(Ambystoma Maculatum). They are really neat I hear. My red back doesn't really stalk his prey, he waits till it gets close then he just grabs and swallows it whole.