Tiger SalamanderThe Tiger salamander (Ambystoma Tigrinum), can reach lengths of a foot and longer, and is frequently colored with a yellow variation of spots and stripes. You'll find the Tiger salamander in the continental U.S. as well as parts of Mexico, hiding in mountaneous and lowland areas. They tend to avoid the water, preferring the shelter of rocks and boulders.
What does a Tiger salamander eat? Tiger salamanders will eat small insects, worms, snails, etc. - pretty much anything that crawls along the ground.
What is a Tiger salamander's reproductive behavior? This is one of the few times that a male Tiger salamander will approach the water - to attract a female. After a short 24 hours following the transfer of the salamander's spermatophores, the female will lay over one thousand eggs, which can take up to two weeks to develop.
Flatwoods SalamanderThe Flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) is much smaller than the Tiger salamander, measuring in at a mere 1/3 of a foot on average. It lives primarily in the Southwestern U.S., in pine forests, and will lay eggs that develop in three to five weeks.