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T. Carnifex Breeding Project

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The biggest of the bunch were larvae I didn't notice in the parent tank for a couple weeks. Once I pulled them out and was able to feed them as much as they would take they grow a lot faster. Some of them are getting close to morphing now, I am excited for the next few days these are my first offspring from breeding my own animals (have raised a lot of larvae from eggs before but not my own).
 

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I removed one that looked to be morphing and put it into a smaller tank to take a few pictures. Once the color starts it really comes in fast. It's hard to tell which will be wild type or not. I love the contrast of the yellow on the black, the wild type will always be my favorite.
 

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Still waiting on my first morph. Moving them into a larger bin with more room and deeper water seems to have encouraged them to stay in a little longer. They seem to grow a lot faster as larvae so no complaints!
 

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The first carnifex metamorphed yesterday followed by a couple more today. I just added some driftwood to their enclosure yesterday so I'm not sure if they were ready before that but didn't seem to be climbing or expressing discomfort. They are on a bin on my basement floor which I think has kept the water cool/ hasn't really encouraged them to morph too early.
 

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More of these have morphed in the last few days, the first few are getting big. I also have a couple monster larvae that are almost 5 inches (last pic).
 

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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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  • Roach:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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  • tammyaxie:
    Where can I get blackworms?
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  • John:
    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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