Watch a salamander form …

This is such a cool video. It’s called Becoming, and it’s by Jan van Ijken. If you have six minutes to watch something amazing, you’ll see a timelapse video of a salamander egg (alpine newt – Ichthyosaura alpestris) turning into hatchling tadpole. If you only have two minutes, watch the first minute and the middle from about 3:30 to 4:30 because that’s when it first starts to really look like a salamander and it begins to move.

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  1. What an amazing video!! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge as a naturalist. This is the first time I’ve seen your website and I’ve been reading everything. I live in Nashville, TN and our very narrow backyard borders a stream fed by an underground natural spring. It empties into a much larger creek and finally the Cumberland River. The natural forest across the stream has been turned primarily into wetlands and I have had so many questions about the what and the why of both water life and plant life. I’ve witnessed some amazing things but also at times felt concern with all the life that has flowed over into our yard. Right now, we seem to have a large amount of crawfish (I think) nesting along the creek bank and in our yard. My search for info on crawfish led me here and helped quite a bit. Thank you again for your info. I will definitely be back with photos and additional questions.

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