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Hey, my name is Chris and i live in the Liverpool area but am currently at university at Bristol studying chemistry. I currently own no salamanders/newts/amphibians however I am looking at getting an axolotl or two.

Would anyone be able to recommend someone/somewhere I would be able to get an axolotl from (I would much rather get through a person or store rather than order online - that seems a bit odd to me).

Any help would be much appreciated.

My other interests are football and cricket; supporting Everton and Lancashire respectively. I also am a big fan of music and films.

Chris
 

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Welcome to the forum. Here is a link to the UK For Sale Section, if I was you I would keep an eye on it and see if anyone close to your locaton is selling any axolotls.
 

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Welcome to the site Chris. I did my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. I graduated in 2004.
 

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Who did you do your PhD under at Bristol?
 

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Tony Davis. Tell him you met me through "John Clare's newt site" - he'll get a giggle out of that.
 

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Hello Chris, and welcome to the site! Looks like you are making friends already! :)

Have fun researching, and good luck on finding your axolotl.

Hope to see more of you around,
Critter Mom
 

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Tony Davis as in organic Prof. Anthony Davis?
Weird that, as I am just taking a revision break from his stereochemistry + conformation unit.
 

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The one and only. I keep in contact with him - he's one of the nicest professors going.
 
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    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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    S. S. Gigliolli
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    Ooo nice!
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    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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  • LauraLobster:
    Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.
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    Hey, does anyone know if hot glue is fine to glue rocks together?
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    Should be. Hot glue is good when dry I believe, just don't let it get too hot and you should be good. Most super glues are good as well just watch out for flume warnings
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    Ok, thanks! I am going to glue together the shale I mentioned.
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  • Kwags:
    hello, I am currently tubbing my axolotl due to cycling the tank. I have read different answers on how many times to do a 100% water change a day when tubbing. Some say once and some say twice. I just want to actually ask and get answers for myself. Thank
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    As often as you need to keep the water clean! Since you´re cycling, I assume you have a test kit. Just test a few times to see how long it takes for your ammonia to go up, and as soon as it does, change the water.
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    Yes,I have the master test kit. Thank you! So just test the water in the tub that my axolotl is in now to gauge off of for changing?
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    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
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  • Kwags:
    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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    @Kwags, how big?
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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  • faebugz:
    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
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    I have not heard of that before.
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  • EasternRomioi3:
    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
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    Anyone know how to harden soft water without raising pH?
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