This is a discussion on Toe-count within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Hi there - I had a look at the gallery pics of Axies with great interest last evening. Now, I ...
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|6th February 2009||#1 (permalink)|
Hi there - I had a look at the gallery pics of Axies with great interest last evening. Now, I thought that one of the defining points of an axolotl was toe count - 4 on the front & five on the back feet (as a general rule, discounting nibbles & other random losses......). Anyway, there appeared to be several pictues of 5-front-toed individuals.
Anyone comment on this?
|6th February 2009||#2 (permalink)|
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Axolotls often regenerate with alacrity. What was once one toe can become two. The axolotl doesn't even have to lose the first toe - an injury can result in a second toe, too. One of mine has six toes on the hind foot.
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|6th February 2009||#3 (permalink)|
Yeah. Mine used to have a toe on her back foot that was growing another toe from it, and she had an extra toe on one of the front feet. i think it's cute when they have weird things like that.
|7th February 2009||#4 (permalink)|
I once had an axie (Pepper) who had 8 toes on one of his back feet! I thought that was really cool.
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