Eggs, larvae and breeding: please read before you post

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This is a sticky for links to basic information on axolotl breeding and rearing. Please review these resources before you post.

How to tell male from female axolotls:
Axolotls - Biology

Breeding info:
Axolotls - Breeding Axolotls Successfully

Axolotl egg and larvae rearing info:
Axolotls - Rearing from Egg to Adult

Additional rearing info:
Caudata Culture Articles - Raising Newts and Salamanders from Eggs

Basics of microfoods for larvae:
Caudata Culture Articles - Microfoods

Why larvae die (all of the many many possible reasons):
Caudata Culture Articles - Why Larvae Die
 

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Perfect Links For This Section, Now I Can Just Tell People To Look Here For Them Lol :D
 

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Thanks for letting us know, John. We'll look to fix them, or remove them if the resources no longer exist.
 

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Thanks to everyone that has put this information together. I love this website.
I've been looking for an albino axoltl since mine died over ten years ago. Thanks again.
 

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Suzie,
Great website with lots of information! Can't wait to finish my homework tomorrow so I can read it all! Thanks for doing such a great job.
 

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Thanks for the info, I am looking to start a daphnia culture myself before I acquire some axolotl eggs to raise. :happy:
 

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Thanks for letting us know, John. We'll look to fix them, or remove them if the resources no longer exist.
The link labeled why larva die is not working. This is the one I need. Are there anymore resources?
 
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