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Old 7th January 2016   #21
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Default Re: Do Axolotls see color?

Also, you guys revived a really old thread, it was from March last year



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Also, you guys revived a really old thread, it was from March last year
From 2008 actualy! I forgot to check the thread date >.<



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Nothing wrong with reviving old threads. The question is still interesting. :-)

I suspect they see color. One of my stupider ones has a hard time finding food. I've been feeding them Hikari carnivore pellets that are red. He tends to get confused and snaps at the red sticker on the underside of the bare-bottom tank instead of the near-by pellets. But perhaps he is just seeing the contrast between the sicker and the black board under the tank.

If I recall correctly, and if what I read was correct, "wild type", "melanoid", and "leucistic" were original colors in the wild population and "albino" was breed in by crossing with an albino ambystoma tigrinum.



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I thought I remembered looking some stuff up on this general topic before ... I found this old thread http://www.caudata.org/forum/f46-beg...72-lights.html So, at least some scientific evidence exists that they see some ultraviolet. Characterization of an ultraviolet photoreception mechanism in the retina of an amphibian, the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)



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I hate to bring up religion in a hobby forum, I really do, but in case anyone missed it, the previously posted website is an advocate of intelligent design rather than evolution. That doesn't automatically mean the plain facts of the anatomy are mis-described, but I would advise doublechecking
Thanks for pointing that out. I thought that the artistic comment seemed weird



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