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    Axolotl (mexican walking fish)

    got some really awesome baby axolotls today, they are about 2" long and one is a golden albino and the other is a melanoid. they are wicked little amphibians that can even grow back missing legs and arms and are extinct in the wild. they are used alot in labs because of there ability to regenerate body parts and even organs, and can remain as larvae there intire life completly aquatic or metamorphis into a semi aquatic salamander form. ill try to upload some pics after but this is what they are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axolotl.

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    That is awesome!! Are you going to try to breed them?

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    Absolutely amazing creatures, we have several times thought of getting these but chickend out.
    Although Rolle has two for sale at the moment...so maybe...
    Love some pics!

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    I've seen them before. I think they are cool looking. I didn't realize they were extinct in the wild.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Convict Click here to enlarge
    That is awesome!! Are you going to try to breed them?
    these 2 are from the same batch so would need another bloodline,

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Celidh Click here to enlarge
    I've seen them before. I think they are cool looking. I didn't realize they were extinct in the wild.
    they come from 2 lakes in mexico, one was drained and the other has none left in it, some kinda fish was introduced and ate all the babies

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by muvinbird Click here to enlarge
    Absolutely amazing creatures, we have several times thought of getting these but chickend out.
    Although Rolle has two for sale at the moment...so maybe...
    Love some pics!
    they are very amazing, cant wait to see them grow

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    I'd really like to see some pics of them that small, usually in stores here they are 3,5-4" or more.

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    Yeah really... give us pictures or I'll take out the Ban Stick hehe

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    I kept one once, but I wasn't able to keep the tank cool enough for the little guy. With them almost wiped out in their natural habitat it is even more important for people to start keeping and breeding them.
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    I used to have three of them; one normal, one albino and a leuc. They became pretty large. Keep them fed or they will eat each other. They are still looking for them in the wild. There was a good article in the guardian last January (http://www.theguardian.com/environme...olotl-vanished).

    "The Mexican Academy of Sciences said a 1998 survey had found an average of 6,000 axolotls for each square km, a figure that dropped to 1,000 in a 2003 study, and 100 in a 2008 survey.Tovar Garza said it was too early to declare the axolotl extinct in its natural habitat. He said that in early February, researchers will begin a three-month search in hope of finding what may be the last free-roaming axolotl."

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    Can I ad pics from tapatalk

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    Yes

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    how im trying to figure it out

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    Axolotls spotted in the wild in native habitat. Tough creatures.



    http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/endan...xico-1.1700830

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    nice....

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