lol, click my name to get to my visitors message board, you are still posting on your own profile. I feed earthworms, the odd bit of raw shrimp, occasional cricket and piece of fish, i was using a small amount of trout pellets but htye could be linked to morphing, no real proof but i have decided to avoid them.
I'm not very computer literate -- the 2 original ones are about 8 inches but no Andersoni patterning... the other two are about 7 inches and 5 inches respectively.. again, they look like wildtype axolotls. Yes from Dartfrog. They feed well on earthworms with the odd bloodworm or shrimp treat... yours?
morphasoni lol, he is doing great, he was burying himself in the substrate to a depth of 2" and i was having problems finding him to feed, i was feeding him every day but i have dropped this down to every other day, i will be adding some roaches to his enclosure as he isnt interested in the woodlice who are in with him at the moment, possibly they are too small . My aquatic andersoni is doing fine, his adult coulours are fully developed and i have put real plants in its tank, it shows an increased preferance for live plants to plastic ones and is generally sitting on/in them. I have a friend who will be picking me up some more andersoni from germany, so i should be getting my breeding plans back on track. How are your andersoni doing ?
I just spoke to a guy on RFUK, he had two andersoni from a german show the same time that dartfrog did, both of his morphed and died very shortley after purchase, still trying to collect all the relevant info but i will keep you informed.
pics of the andersoni are in my album, they arnt too good, they were oportunistic shots as he wandered past the front of the tank, dont want to stress him out with a photo shoot at the moment lol. Yes they were from dart frog , got them last year 5/11/2011, they were two inches long.
blood worm and daphnia were fed to the andersoni as juvies,90% of the diet as adults/sub adults was worms, pellets were about 5%, i would be suprised if such a small % in their diet could cause one to morp but you never know. If you are determined to get wildtype Xenopus hold on, lots of people will have frogs breeding about now, some will become available soon. You could also try looking for Xenopus tropicalis, they are a smaller tropical version of X.laevis and only come as wildtype in the UK, cant see any of those available at the moment but keep your eyes open and you may get lucky lol. Any idea where i can source some more andersoni, i will be looking to restock my breeding program , if you can call two unsexed andersoni a program lol.
I keep my andersoni like my mexicanum, clean and well fed on pellets, shrimp and worm. If it morphed it was not environmental factors, unless something was present in the water or food lol, apparently they morph more readily than mexicanum, totaly screwed my breeding project lol but am getting used to the idea of having a terrestrial andersoni. I did try to take some photos for you,of my reticulated frogs but the camera beat me lol, i will get my kids to sort out the settings and send you some, they really are very nice , i bred these ones myself last year from an albino female and a slightly reticulated male, kept two of the most heavily marked froglets and plan to breed them this year. Were your andersoni german imports?
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature