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Old 22nd September 2015   #1
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Default Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

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Mike from Advanced Axolotls here. Just wanted to shamelessly show off PB, our bilateral gynandromorph axie! This means that he/she is an animal bilaterally asymmetrical, with one side of the animal being male and the other female. The patchy piebald looking side is the female side and the wild type side is male. His/her gills are even different lengths on either side! He/she is priceless and just amazing to me, split perfectly down the middle, this is literally two different animals put together. You can even see the difference in the cloaca, one side is clearly female, the other male. More photos to come as we take better ones, enjoy!

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Old 22nd September 2015   #2
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Default Re: Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

This is amazing!! What a beautiful axolotl, I didn't even know this could happen!



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Old 22nd September 2015   #3
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Default Re: Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

Fascinating and beautiful! How do you know the sex of each side?



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Old 22nd September 2015   #4
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Default Re: Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

Thanks much, I'm very pleased with this critter. The rest of the surviving clutch were all normal of course. As far as I'm aware, the condition isn't well understood in vertebrates and I'd imagine is an even more rare occurrence than regular chimeric animals.



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Default Re: Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

The sex of each hemisphere is obvious by the swelling of the cloaca on either side. Like you would sex a normal axolotl, the males have quite a bulge and the female has a neat little bump. Here in PB even the cloaca is perfectly divided down the middle, the right hemisphere being a slight bump and the left a swollen bulge. I'll try to get some close ups of the region for you guys soon!



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I would love to see even more photo's of this



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Nice! Probably weird, but can it reproduce with its self? Probably not though



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I don't think asexual reproduction would be possible since axolotls would never naturally reproduce that way and I'm not quite sure how it would mate with another axie either.



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Looks like you have a cool mosaic there ;-)



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Default Re: Bilateral gynandromorph axolotl!

This is amazing! I've always loved animals with this condition, but this is the first axolotl like this that I've seen. Thanks for sharing!



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Whaaaaaa! How cool is he!



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Wow, I've never seen anything quite like this. I'd like to see more pics for sure! :)



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