First of all, thank-you for the compliment! : ) I actually considered getting a spotted salamander because they are beautiful little creatures. I decided on getting a barred tiger because I had read and heard that they are much more active caudates.Wow awesome video! I used to have a spotted salamander back in the day but never witnessed him eating (guessing he did his hunting at night) always wondered how he caught the crickets since he seemed so lethargic. Now I see they can move when it comes to food.