Can axolotl breeding be prevented?

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terence

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I have two axolotls that I have been raising since their hatching. There are growing older and reaching the point of sexual maturity. Since they are brother and sister, I do not want them to breed (they might have already even been slightly inbred). Is there any way to prevent or discourage breeding aside from separating them into different tanks?
 
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joan

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You could buy a tank divider and just seperate the tank into two halves. But no, other than physical seperation, there's really no way to prevent it.
 
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frank

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By keeping the water temperature stable during the year the chance that they will breed is reduced. (only reduced not taken away)

-correct me if I'm wrong_
 
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terence

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That is what I thought. I think I will have to separate them. Thanks a bunch for your help!
 
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cynthia

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Terence - You could also let them breed and then dispose of the eggs. You don't have to let the eggs develop.
 

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If your main concern is inbreeding don't worry. Usually their aren't any genetic problems with line breeding in axolotls.
 
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nathan

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if you had no flat surface would that prevent it?

(Message edited by archino on July 02, 2005)
 
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nathan

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but wouldn't the female pick up stones that are stuck to the package
 
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