Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pierson Hill and FFWCC partners find and collect over 530 Frosted Flatwoods Salamander eggs this season

Pierson Hill, Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission displaying 12 egg clutches of many he and his team saved from desiccation in the field. Apalachicola NF did not receive the necessary seasonal rainfall to inundate the eggs naturally, so the eggs were found, collected and most will be part of an experimental assisted-metamorphosis program at ANF. Almost 100 eggs were transported to the Amphibian Foundation for rearing into the captive breeding program