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Old 30th April 2017   #1
Leah
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Default Share your axolotl's weird regenerations!

I love seeing pictures of axolotls' regenerative abilities in action, so I thought some of you may find this interesting.

About a year ago, I came home to find my axolotl had kinked off one of his fingers at a 90 degree angle. It was determined that it was a closed fracture or dislocation and not at risk for infection, so I just left it alone.
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Eventually the little finger started to straighten out and heal, but I noticed he was also getting a little bulge out the back of his finger. From what I can guess, his hand lost the signal that his fingertip was still there after the break, and decided to grow a new one, even with the old one still attached!
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So now he has a cute little mutant finger :P He kind of walks on it like a high heeled shoe lol

I'd love to see more pictures of your little mutants!!



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Old 5th May 2017   #2
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Default Re: Share your axolotl's weird regenerations!

Not really a regeneration, but when she was a baby she got a fungal infection and her gill now has a permanent curl.
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Old 5th June 2017   #3
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Default Re: Share your axolotl's weird regenerations!

My new baby had a gill bitten off by a sibling before I got him, and it grew back with a slight kink in it. It's his funky little haircut :)

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