RFP axies in the pet trade

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Are RFP axies available at all in the pet trade? I know that certain breeders produce them for scientific research purposes, but I'm curious if anyone sells them into the pet trade and if it is legal to do so. If so, who has them?
 

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Are RFP axies available at all in the pet trade? I know that certain breeders produce them for scientific research purposes, but I'm curious if anyone sells them into the pet trade and if it is legal to do so. If so, who has them?
do you mean the glow in the dark axies?
 

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If you mean GFP "green flourescent protein" axolotl, then yes there are lots in the pet trade.
 

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RFP is Red Fluorescent Protein as opposed to Green Fluorescent Protein.
 
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Oh neat!! I'd love to see any info you have about it? I've never heard of that in axolotl and Google isnt being very helpful? But no I have not seen any labeled RFP in the pet trade.
 

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I've done more digging. RFPs are in the pet trade already, but many people don't realize it because you need a Cyan 488nm light(490nm or 500nm is the closest I've found on ebay). Just like UV light shows GFP, Cyan lighting shows RFP. You're axie could be RFP but you don't know it!
 

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theres a listing for RFP lucy's near me currently, trying to contact the seller and see if i can get a specimen for myself

they seem hard to find but it might just be that they get sold as GFP as some have both NFP genes (so they glow purple/blue instead of solid green or red)
 
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