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Old 7th February 2007   #1
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Here he or she is I finally got him or her. I named him or her Bart. Im so happy.Click the image to open in full size.



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here is anotherClick the image to open in full size.



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Old 8th February 2007   #4
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looks great! how long is it? do the gills look a little small to anyone else? it might just be the mudpuppy, they might grow in

you should get some more flat rocks to stack with hiding places



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Yeah the gills are small, its because they were in well oxygenated water, smaller is better i guess. Its about 9 inches, i will probably get some more hiding spaces.



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I love it!



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What are you feeding it?



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Old 8th February 2007   #8
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Ah! Cool! I had never seen a mudpuppy in real life! I wish I can oneday!
Ah...I always confuse about the oxygenated water, actually what kinds of water is oxygenated? Is it working to put a air plug or something? My axies all got very huge gills...they rarely swim up to the water surface to breath anyway, is that meant the water is oxygenated water too?



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Oxygen content in the water is affected by a variety of factors. The colder the water is, generally, the higher concentration of oxygen it has. Also, current and airstones increase oxygen content.



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Ben- Yeah I have a powerful current and the water is very cold.

Peter- I'm going to feed it black worms and earthworms. Maybe the occasional crayfish when it gets bigger.



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Oh yah and my mudpuppy relaxes his gills and then pulls them to his body, relaxes and pulls, relaxes and pulls you get the point. Thats him taking in o2 right? Not a problem? Do axolotls do the same?



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HI Ryan!
Bart is much cuter than I thought s/he would be.
The pictures make it look two feet long! Or maybe I just feel small today. I'm happy for you!



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Hi,
Your long wait definatly paid off! Thanks for sharing the picture I have never seen a Mudpuppy but it looks like an incredible creature. How long is it? It's nice to see a picture of that tank with finally something in it. Please keep us posted (with pictures of course) of how Bart is settling in & if it is male or female. Are you really going to call it Bart if it is a female?Click the image to open in full size.



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what species is it?



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Michelle- Its about 9 inches it will always be Bart

John- Necturus maculosus (possibly N. louisianensis but I doubt it)



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The gills have gotten bigger and redder, i will post more pics soon.



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