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WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 01:17 PM
but most of them were already hatched :shock:

the seem to be doing ok, though 2 were dead :(,

http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y324/WeeBarraxO/Axolotls/IMG_8254.jpg

http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y324/WeeBarraxO/Axolotls/IMG_8253.jpg


there was meant to be 20 eggs .. but there are 26 hatched & 5 or 6 still in eggs :shock: & there were 4 duds

Georgeypudding
26-01-2011, 01:22 PM
you're going to be over run :shock:

BinkyBunneh
26-01-2011, 01:24 PM
:lol: The Axolotl Queen!

mini lop1
26-01-2011, 01:38 PM
:shock: going to have loads

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 02:14 PM
you're going to be over run :shock:

loll yeahh, but when they are old enough I have some homes lined up for them :wave: but before then I will end up with every room full of tanks :lol::lol:

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 02:15 PM
:lol: The Axolotl Queen!

hehehe

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 02:15 PM
:shock: going to have loads

yeahh :lol:

bunny mad lisa
26-01-2011, 02:15 PM
oooh! can i ask where you got them as i'd love to have ago at raising some!

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 02:26 PM
oooh! can i ask where you got them as i'd love to have ago at raising some!

I got this lot off of ebay :wave:

was meant to be a mix of diff colours but they all seem to be melanoid or wild type

TeflonsShadow
26-01-2011, 06:03 PM
I have a thing for axys.... they are cute! I might need one :oops:

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 06:11 PM
I have a thing for axys.... they are cute! I might need one :oops:

hehehe, I've wanted some for agesssss :D

LilVicky
26-01-2011, 06:12 PM
I hope your going to keep us updated on their growing! :love: :lol:

WeeBarraxO
26-01-2011, 06:15 PM
I hope your going to keep us updated on their growing! :love: :lol:

yup yup :D, will take pics every day lol :D :lol:

donnamt
26-01-2011, 06:22 PM
yup yup :D, will take pics every day lol :D :lol:

you better do.. they are soooooooooooooo tiny :love:

BinkyBunneh
26-01-2011, 08:06 PM
I got this lot off of ebay :wave:

was meant to be a mix of diff colours but they all seem to be melanoid or wild type

I thought your not allowed to sell livestock on ebay?:?

Georgeypudding
26-01-2011, 08:30 PM
you do realise I now REALLY REALLY REALLY want one :roll: Ive been toying with idea but now really want one :lol:

BinkyBunneh
26-01-2011, 08:34 PM
you do realise I now REALLY REALLY REALLY want one :roll: Ive been toying with idea but now really want one :lol:

We have some at college, they always have really happy and cheerful faces:love:

Georgeypudding
26-01-2011, 09:05 PM
We have some at college, they always have really happy and cheerful faces:love:

I love that they look like they're smiling :lol:

RubyTed
26-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Don't they need, like, 4ft tanks for two?! :shock: You're going to have a whole wall of Axolotl's!!

ETA: just seen they have homes!

Zahirre
26-01-2011, 11:32 PM
OMG!!!! I want one now!!!!!! hehe

bensonlola
26-01-2011, 11:40 PM
What are they? :?

It's okay!! I googled them!! Interesting!!! :lol:

Grace65
26-01-2011, 11:44 PM
They look interesting and i havent heard of them before :D xxx

breeze
27-01-2011, 09:48 PM
wow :D how many do you think youll get to adulthood?

H Maughan
27-01-2011, 09:54 PM
You'll probably find there will be quite a high mortality rate initially. So don't get too attached!

Helen xx

WeeBarraxO
27-01-2011, 09:56 PM
You'll probably find there will be quite a high mortality rate initially. So don't get too attached!

Helen xx

yeah we have already lost 9 :(

Minimallow
27-01-2011, 09:56 PM
I thought your not allowed to sell livestock on ebay?:?

It's not classed as livestock as they are bought as eggs i think

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
27-01-2011, 09:57 PM
what are they? :oops:

PixieRabbit
27-01-2011, 09:59 PM
what are they? :oops:

http://www.shamoussa.net/files/axolotl.jpg

baby versions of them, although that's an albino one.

I LOVE these, really eager to get two myself. An albino and normal one :love:

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
27-01-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.shamoussa.net/files/axolotl.jpg

baby versions of them, although that's an albino one.

I LOVE these, really eager to get two myself. An albino and normal one :love:

aww they are so cute! :shock: :love:

antigone
27-01-2011, 10:04 PM
Cute they may be, but where would you find an Axolotl-savvy vet? :shock:

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
27-01-2011, 10:08 PM
Cute they may be, but where would you find an Axolotl-savvy vet? :shock:

I didn't think there was vets for fish? :oops:

WeeBarraxO
27-01-2011, 10:14 PM
I didn't think there was vets for fish? :oops:

their amphibians :wave:

antigone
27-01-2011, 10:14 PM
I didn't think there was vets for fish? :oops:

So, what do you do when they get sick? (I'm not being sarcastic, I really want to know. :))

PixieRabbit
28-01-2011, 01:30 AM
So, what do you do when they get sick? (I'm not being sarcastic, I really want to know. :))

If our fish look under the weather we take a sample of our water to our local fish store, the couple who run it are very knowledgeable. If the water is fine, but fish still under weather we take pictures/video's. Once when we had a sick pleck them came to take a look. Very lovely people.

But with an axolotl I'd rather use my vets, if you find a good herp vet, they tend to be good with amphibian's.

brulee
28-01-2011, 02:02 AM
I used to have 2 axys. Are you planning on keeping them in water or water and land as adults? Good vets are hard to come by, but as stated, usually a good exotic vet will beable to help you and if they can't any decent vets will point you in the right direction. I had to travel 2 hours to my vet but it's worth it. They do need alot of room though. Mine were in a 5ft tank.

Bavarian Bunny
28-01-2011, 04:52 PM
Can they go on land at all? There is a white axolotl free range in one of the greenhouses in Kew Gardens, but it is always in the same pond and under water. It's a funny looking creature, and not many people know it is there.

Georgeypudding
28-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Can they go on land at all? There is a white axolotl free range in one of the greenhouses in Kew Gardens, but it is always in the same pond and under water. It's a funny looking creature, and not many people know it is there.

nope they're fully aquatic :wave:

Bavarian Bunny
28-01-2011, 05:16 PM
nope they're fully aquatic :wave:

I thought so. They look like unfinished newts with their external gills.

Georgeypudding
28-01-2011, 05:38 PM
I thought so. They look like unfinished newts with their external gills.

exactly what it is :thumb:

Poppy <3
28-01-2011, 06:45 PM
wow ! so many !!:shock: x

j3nny
28-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Axolotls can morph into full land salamanders they have evolved to breed in both their aquatic and morphed state. They do not tend to live long after they morph and need certain requirements to do so.

I love axys I used to have 8 adults and they bred, I nurtured the eggs she had about 350 (small clutch) I managed to get 300 to the 5cm stage. Took alot as they eat each other if you don't seperate them. I had a local fish centre that took them off me a few at a time.

I love them:love:

brulee
28-01-2011, 09:59 PM
Axolotls can morph into full land salamanders they have evolved to breed in both their aquatic and morphed state. They do not tend to live long after they morph and need certain requirements to do so.

I love axys I used to have 8 adults and they bred, I nurtured the eggs she had about 350 (small clutch) I managed to get 300 to the 5cm stage. Took alot as they eat each other if you don't seperate them. I had a local fish centre that took them off me a few at a time.

I love them:love:

As explained above, Axys can morph and live on land.

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
28-01-2011, 10:14 PM
their amphibians :wave:

:shock: I'm so confused, can someone describe in detail what these creatures are please? :D

laurax1989
28-01-2011, 10:42 PM
http://www.shamoussa.net/files/axolotl.jpg

baby versions of them, although that's an albino one.

I LOVE these, really eager to get two myself. An albino and normal one :love:

I've never even heard of them! but wowza's this is cute! *goes off to google*

Georgeypudding
28-01-2011, 10:50 PM
:shock: I'm so confused, can someone describe in detail what these creatures are please? :D

Salamanders lay eggs in the water, these grow and look like axolotls, these live in the water, at some point they morph into full salamanders and live on land. Axolotls normally dont go through this morphing process but can still breed in thier "baby" form. They can morph but its really stressful for them I belive.


I THINK thats what happens, my very basic grasp

j3nny
28-01-2011, 11:32 PM
They are an amphibian, a type of salamander, that go through different stages in development, a good likeness is a frogs development the eggs are laid in water then they have the stage where they have gills and live in water, (like a tadpole) then they Morph/lose gills get lungs, into a salamander a large newt like creature (like a tadpole changing into a frog). But the axolotls are special they have evolved so they can reproduce in there aquatic state as well as there morphed state. There morphed state is similar to a tiger salamander if you google (they are not tigers though different species)

But yes I think it is very stressfull which is why I think they do not live long after they change.

Hope this helps?? It made sense in my mind when I was typing it!!!

j3nny
28-01-2011, 11:35 PM
Another great thing about the axolotl is they can regenerate limbs, so if they lose a leg say another axy eats it (yes they do they are little sods when very young) it will actually grow back!!:D

Georgeypudding
29-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Another great thing about the axolotl is they can regenerate limbs, so if they lose a leg say another axy eats it (yes they do they are little sods when very young) it will actually grow back!!:D

I read (though not sure how true this is) that they can regenerate half thier brain or heart if it gets chomped or damaged :shock: