Yes, California Tiger Salamander (CTS) larvae were scarce this year. About three weeks ago we seined 13 ponds and found CTS larvae in two of them. In one pond, we netted only one larvae. The other had 40.
We went back to the pond with 40 larvae today and seined 39. They are now much larger, but not showing signs of morphing.
Here’s a couple photos.
We’ll go back in about three weeks and these guys should be ready to morph and leave the pond.