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kaysie

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That would probably be a bad idea. one generation of inbreeding is okay, but two usually brings up some weird mutations.
 
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alexander

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ohhh, i just love seeing these guys i can't wait to get my own.
 
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katy

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have you seen pictures of those frogs and stuff that have been found in polluted waters all deformed? two frogs stuck together, or a frog with two heads, or bloated lumps all over it - just gross stuff that you don't want your pet to live with. (ok maybe this is a bit extreme, but you get the idea).

the other option is they'd just be unhealthy and prone to disease.
 
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mary

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I want one with a leg on it's head!!!! I'll inbreed them a million times to get that!!!!
 
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mik

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I think these kind of deformities don't necessarily start out as a genetic deformity that you can breed for. They are the result of some environmental/external action on the cells of the animal whilst in vulnerable stages. This is quite simply unwanted cell damage. What would happen if these type of beast breed I have no idea.

But I find the idea of breeding for deformity disturbing. Who knows what else is wrong, that you can't see, and that could be causing the animal to suffer. Axies are weird and wonderul enough with out frankensteining them. Shame on you Mary.
 
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mary

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I was only joking mik. I wouldn't do that!!!!

It would be like me making my kids have kids with eachother, then their grandkids and stuff - too freaky!!! Not to mention compleetly wrong!!!!

I'm sorry if you found my last message disturbing - but really it was only a joke.
 
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mik

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Ok but consider you wrist well and truly slapped.

Anyhow on the idea of bad taste jokes I noticed that your eggy progress thread was still called Mary Roses Eggs I was thinking along the lines of a new thread called Mary Rose's babies...Is that too obscure or too dated for anyone else to make the connection...






Rosemary's Baby...for those who didn't get it.




And for those who are genuinely too young it was a 70's film about some woman who was raped by the devil and gives birth to a son. Suppose it depends where you live...
 
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jenny

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even though it might give them mutations it doesnt cause them pain does it? a siamese axy wud be cool? anyone ever heard of one b4?
 
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kim

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Jennie it can cause pain... think about the unfortunate people that have had to be separated due to the bodies not being about to support both bodies...

Its not nice!
 
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jenny

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siamese twins arent an inbreading mutation tho are they? it would look so cool though. i saw a program about siamese twins n there were adults what were fine and didnt need to be seperated. but okies
 
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kim

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No they are not from inbreeding... Siamese twins come from when the fertilized egg divides an extra time to make to 'babies' then the cells doesnt separate correctly and leaves a part of the body joined (this can vary, head, arm, body etc etc).
 
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katy

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even if it's not painful, it wouldn't be very pleasant. can you imagine never ever being alone? and having another creature stuck to you!? ick.
 
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
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  • madcaplaughs:
    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
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    I'd also recommend ordering a liquid test kit such as the API Freshwater Master Test Kit since strips are generally unreliable and inaccurate.
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    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
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    Hello! Anyone there right now by chance? I have a couple questions about plants in an axolotl tank.
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    @Chelsea smith, Hi, what questions did you have?
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    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew if java fern, the floaters like frog bit, anubis, and moss balls could be all kept without any substrate with the axies? I have sand right now with an axie who is over a year but we were just testing the waters really but I continously read about a lot of health issues with sand impacting constipation and hiding bad bacteria and such, we just want to make him comfy.
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  • Junaz:
    I don't know about the java ferns, but the moss balls and anything that floats on the surface of the water should be totally fine! I'm not saying the java ferns aren't an option, I just personally don't know if they can live without some sort of substrate
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  • Littlewolf:
    Java ferns actually do better when they are attached to a piece of wood or other decor anyway. Their rhizomes can be easily burried in sand and then they dont grow properly. The others can also be kept without sand no problem.
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  • madcaplaughs:
    @Chelsea smith All of the plants you've listed can be kept without substrate. Plants with rhizomes cannot be submerged in substrate, as burying the rhizome will cause the plant to suffocate and rot. You can pin these plants under on onto decoration, rocks, etc., just be careful that the rhizome is not in substrate. Moss balls and floating plants, naturally, do not need substrate either. Do note that floating plants require a good amount of light.
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  • Paige1warren:
    Hi guys, I have an 11 month old axoltol who is about 9 inches long. She normally is a pig when it comes to food. I switch between pellets and night crawlers, and sometimes blood worms if she had a big meal the day before. Anyways, I went to go feed her a night crawler today, and she wouldn’t eat it! She turned her head and went to the corner. I noticed that when I cut this worm it seems to release a lot more goop then other worms I’ve cut, I tried to wash it off the best I could with cold water. Do you think maybe she didn’t want to eat it because of that? She normally will eat anything in front of her face. Water perimeters are perfectly normal by the way, and temp is at a steady 63 degrees F.
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  • Paige1warren:
    Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything. It’s probably no big deal, it’s just unusual behavior for her so it really caught my eye. Love my girl and want to make sure everything’s ok.
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    Paige1warren: Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything... +1
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