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Axolotl Research Ideas?

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I am currently in my second semester of undergraduate school and each semester we have a large interdisciplinary project. This semester is to research and find where more research needs to be done on any biological topic. We can simply propose the next step research wise or actually conduct research of our own. I hope to be a future axie owner anyways so I've been looking into any "experiment" I could conduct myself. I do not have lab equipment or extra. Any ideas would have to be something accessible. I have thought of using plants to see if it increases development of gills. Obviously anything on regeneration is not going to happy I do not have the equipment or the will to cut of limbs of an animal. The project could be survey like, really anything. Any ideas would be sooo helpful, Thank you =]
 

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You could see how they react to different levels of light. You could see if certain foods can make them behave differently. You can experiment with temperature. There are lots of different things, as long as it doesn't harm the Axolotl.

~Have fun! :D
 

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One thing that would be of MAJOR help to us aussies is finding out (as psychopathic suggested) about temperature... specifically, what temperature do they start to become adversely affected (e.g. sick, not looking overly well, agitated, lethargic) and how occupied water quality changes with temperature?
Good luck with it!! :D
 

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Maybe you could research how genders get along. I feel like my girls get along much better than my boys, however if i put a certain female with any male, the boy gets picked on.

Also how they act on different substates; bare bottom, sand or large rock. Do they seem happier on one thing than the other.

Light is a good idea, as you could research lots of different lighting. Natural light, no light, bright light, actinic or black light, could be interesting.
Emily
 
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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