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Old 28th April 2007   #1
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I am not sure what was on my axie because it looked like a fungus but when he swam it all fell off. What do you think it was that was on him. Here is a pic of it.
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Old 28th April 2007   #2
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They do a bit. That could be a build up of slime tho. But if ur axie is eating its probably sheadding a bit.



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has anybody else had their axolotl shed their skin?



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axolotls shouldnt shed their skin, as they are amphibians, it is reptiles that shed their skin.

as lorie said, what you ae seeing is probably his slime coating, but even that should not some off as easily as you suggested.



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Axolotls do shed their skin as do other newts and salamanders. You can usually see the milky white layer that the animal will pull off and then eat.

You can see my newt eat her shed here.
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Wow, really, i have never heard of this before, i have always been told that it was the slime coating and never the actual skin.

it might be worth putting that on caudata culture, as im sure there arent many people aware of this, or it might be a misconception



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When I collected my male wild type , it appeared to be shedding his skin, it looked very much like the one pictured( in water though)..didn't see him eat it, but did notice small pieces in the water ( had no sand down at the time so it was noticable). Having said that i wouldn't discount it being his 'slime coat ' either!



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If it was his slime coating coming off what would have caused this? I have noticed that my other axie has similar white stuff on his body and when he swims it just comes off.



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They do shed their skin as well as Amphibians as well.. I have a video of my Tiger Salamander pulling and eating his own skin.. as gross as it is they do it... Same as axies.. They have like smaller sheds like.. flakes...:>



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Yeah, when i first got my axxie, he was shedding quite a bit (seemed like his slime coat) but he doesnt anymore



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I noticed my axie, Mac, is also shading some of his skin? it is a lot tho. Is this normal? posted a picture below
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My Peanut is doing this exact same thing at the moment! Did you ever figure out exactly what it was? Is Mac still doing okay afterwards? What a cute little lotl by the way!



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