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Santa Fe axies & larva rearing

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jennifer

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Here are photos I took today at the axolotl colony in Santa Fe. Two are photos of Elisheba's larva-rearing devices, and then photos of a golden albino and melanoid she had there.

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cynthia

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Thank you for posting that picture, it looks like a great time and larva saver.

(Message edited by cynorita on January 05, 2005)

(Message edited by cynorita on January 05, 2005)
 
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pamela

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Man, that looks like a lot of work - all those little cups!
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heather

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It looks like it took a while to make! but if it works im willing to give it a try!
 
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elisheba

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it did take a time investment, but i expect it to pay off in water changes and feeding- i can tell exactly who has been fed and who hasn't, monitor growth/disease... and i expect these to last through multiple hatches. Thanks Jenny for posting the pics- they turned out pretty well!
 
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carl

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are you holding that axie under water because i didnt no you could handle axies out of water with them being aquatic and thats a very cool setup hope it works
 
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jenny

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you shouldnt really handle axies out of water but they are okay out of water for a while. i had an incident a few weeks back where (i think) my cats had knocked over the plastic tank on a shelf my small axie was being kept in and when one of my house mates got up in the morning he saw the tank and my small axie had crawled into a turned over paper bin which was on the floor. he was a bit disturbed but was fine a few hours later. not sure how long he had been there for but he was def out of water and hadnt died!

but im not incouraging you to take yours out.

If you look at the axies gills they are not flat against his/her head so she is most probably in water.
 
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jennifer

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The axolotl shown "in-hand" was indeed completely under water at the time. He was being held in place against the glass (gently) so that I could get his picture.
 
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mik

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Interesting piccys... may have to give taht a go next time i have hatchlings.
 
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pin-pin

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Really interesting Mrs. Macke!
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Now if they could only get an automated pipette to feed all those little guys at once....

(Message edited by apples on January 06, 2005)
 
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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  • Sylvia88:
    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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    Freaking out
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    Oh I thought you meant my axolotl lol
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  • Quetzalotl:
    I read the fridge is for if they're stressed or huge infections and erratic temp changes will cause stress
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    If the water is already cool then the infection might prefer cold water
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