This is a discussion on Holtfreter's solution within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Many other sites say axies should be kept in Holtfreter's Solution 40% (particularly Ind U Axyl Colony) but I haven't ...
|Axolotl General Discussion Open axolotl forum: if it doesn't fit in the sub-topics then post it here.|
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|2nd August 2005||#1 (permalink)|
Many other sites say axies should be kept in Holtfreter's Solution 40% (particularly Ind U Axyl Colony) but I haven't seen much discussion on that here. Is anyone using this? I ordered the salts but had trouble finding out where to get them if not at the university. Lots of info is available on how to mix them but not how to acquire the components. They make it sound like it is really ideal--I am imagining it as a definite QOL improver. Experience? Thoughts?
|3rd August 2005||#2 (permalink)|
2010 Research Grant Donor
Axolotls like hard water. If your water is hard Hoftretters solution is not as important. If your water is soft Hoftretters or some type of minerals and or salts should be added. I'm sure their would be some benifit to using it in hard water but it is not as important to ammend hard water.
|11th August 2005||#3 (permalink)|
Thanks. The water is already hard. Can it be too hard? (Or if it's still liquid it's soft enough?!)
I had one with diarrhea and was hoping the Hof's would clear it up. (I can't tell if it has cleared up--I'd have to put them into smaller containers to tell.) Hoping its not some kind of impaction--I know they took in some green gravel at the pet store, and I see a piece now and then). Both are eating well though--blackworms mainly.
|angyles, Aschneider8, askab, ClaudeFish, Coldnorthtoy, dainese, daremo, georgiee2908, iggiethegecko, jenniepeg, kdev, kerry93, Ktlagges, lisordactyl, Morrison, Realm, Uli|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Possible temperature solution||Gregh||Newt and Salamander Help||2||11th December 2008 18:19|
|Ringer solution||DebbiNYC||Newt and Salamander Help||2||26th July 2008 08:01|
|Amphibian's ringer solution||newtron||Newt and Salamander Help||9||13th August 2007 15:57|
|Holtfreter's Solution||kate||Axolotl General Discussion||2||5th April 2007 11:05|
|Its happining again, how can I get the right salt solution?||jeff||Newt and Salamander Help||9||2nd October 2005 18:03|