Still growing

Reflection

Contemplating existence as a larva.

The spotted salamander larva is still growing. It hatched a month ago on April 3. All but one were released back to nearby pools. Its back legs now function quite well, although they are pretty much just threads and so not particularly useful. The skin is developing its color, but you can still see the brain through the translucent skin and is dependent on its gills. And eats about 20 mosquito larva a day. (YAY!!!) It pretty much doubles in size every week.

May 4

May 4, 31 days old

April 21

April 21, 18 days old

April 15

April 15, 12 days old

April 7

April 7, 4 days old

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