Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Westley Price » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 pm

Gorgeous!

This might be a daft question, but are these the albinos or do the only get pigment later on in life?

Nice to see something different for a change!
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Bushviper » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:34 am

Westley these are albinos.
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Zeiphex » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:17 pm

@westley - No they aren't albinos. They're leucistic, which means that they have black eyes and faint pigmentation, usually on their heads. Albinos have pink eyes and a complete lack of pigmentation.
@Bushviper - Nope, leucistics :)
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Lillypod » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Wow! they got big!
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Zeiphex » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:00 am

Lillypod, you should see the now, at almost 10cm each :D I should post some more pictures~
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Marion » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:15 am

They really have grown. It's amazing how quickly too. They are so cute and the gills look like they have two pigtails on either side. They are fascinating creatures and I'm really enjoying the progress updates. Will be great to see them pregnant/gravid? some day too.

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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Zeiphex » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:49 pm

4 months old :D Next month they'll hit sexual maturity (even though they won't yet be fully grown) o_O


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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Lillypod » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:55 pm

OMW! They are beautiful! *-*
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Zeiphex » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:59 pm

Yes, yes they are ^^ And they are SO soft! They feel like touching slippery silk. If you've ever touched a stingray, they pretty much feel identical. They feel quite similar to platannas as well, but silkier and more firm.
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Lillypod » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:02 pm

So COOL!
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Uromastyx » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:24 pm

You must be so proud.
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Marion » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:50 pm

They are really fabulous now. It's amazing how creatures change over time and I can't believe these guys are already 4 months old!! Where has this year gone? Speaking of a silky skin, I also found that some gecko's have a skin like velvet - so soft and smooth. It's quite amazing when you think about it.

Keep the pics coming - I am dying to see them gravid and having babies. Do they lay eggs or live birth?

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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Zeiphex » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:51 pm

Thanks everyone :D
Marion - it's not a good idea for these guys to breed before a year old (even though they reach sexual maturity at 5 months), and when they do, the male will deposit spermatophores all over the tank, which the female will pick up with her cloaca. She will then lay up to 1000 eggs (or a bit more!), which take around 20 days to hatch, depending on the temperature at which they are kept, You can read lots more here - http://www.axolotl.org/breeding.htm
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby GregZN » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:20 am

Can one trade with other herps? Or for that matter advertise to trade on sa rep?
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Re: Axolotl Growth Record [Photos]

Postby Groenslang » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:53 pm

:shock:

I really want some now... Been following this thread since the start and love it. They are definitely on my wish list. Want to get back into aquariums and these fellows will be perfect for what I have in mind

Thanx once again for the thread!
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