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Axolotl eggs hatched in post! Help!!

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Old 27th January 2012   #21 (permalink)
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Lots of light, appropriate food, room temperature, and wide, shallow tubs will give you the best daphnia production.



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So are daphnia or BBS better? Hopefully I should have both if the BBS hatch ok. Or is a varied diet with a combination of daphnia, BBS and microworms best?



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A varied diet is best. But which feeder is 'better' is relative. I like daphnia, personally, but some people swear by BBS. Microworms won't be a viable option for very long.



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All ten babies still doing well! Still no sign of life from either of the BBS hatcheries and the microworm culture still isn't ready so thank goodness I was able to get hold of some daphnia!

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Both set up on Thursday. I am wondering if the lack of constant heat may be slowing things down as I don't have my central heating on 24/7....



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Oh and out of interest, their parents are apparently both leucisitic but the babies look like wild type- dark and light. Can leucistic parents produce wild type or is this normal colouration for leucistic babies?



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Leucistic parents will produce only light offspring (leucistic, and albino if both parents are carriers). They'll get lighter as they grow.



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