FYI: Very strange Axolotl color morph...

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Quite the axolotl you've got there Jacob. Im impressed, he or she is very interesting.
 

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This remains a very unusual almost reverse leucistic pigment pattern (the legs are dark, the upper surface less pigmented). The nearest similar pattern in fish I have seen is the "Bristol Blue" Shubunkin variety of goldfish which does not breed true but produces some offspring which show a similar pattern. Good luck with the back cross.

Putting on my adopted Welsh hat all the Gareths I know are definitely male. How about a more drastic name change? Anne Bonny was a female pirate so why not Pirate Bonny?
 

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Yarrrr!


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Putting on my adopted Welsh hat all the Gareths I know are definitely male. How about a more drastic name change? Anne Bonny was a female pirate so why not Pirate Bonny?

'Pirate Gareth' is the name I chose because I had a teacher (female) in school whose first name was Gareth, she was Russian though, and Gareth was the closest female name I could get to 'Gary'.
 

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That sounds reasonable and logical. I wasn't aware of the Russian female version of the name!
 

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So The Axolotl is all three! Doe it glow in the dark too!:D
 

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So The Axolotl is all three! Doe it glow in the dark too!:D

No, but next year some of it's offspring hopefully will glow in uv light.
 

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I have fallen in love with that axolotl. She's beautiful, Jake :yin-yang:
 

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Thanks Sherylbobbins. I've fallen in love with her too, some wouldn't agree that she's beautiful though, she's been compared to an old piece of cheese.
 

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Oh well, at least she's a very nice looking 'old piece of cheese' lol
 

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Any updates on this one? I probably missed it somewhere else, since I just joined here, but am curious to see some future offspring! Selling any? Keep me in mind, Im always looking to work with new projects! =)
 

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Any updates on this one? I probably missed it somewhere else, since I just joined here, but am curious to see some future offspring! Selling any? Keep me in mind, Im always looking to work with new projects! =)

Pirate is alive and well. I might post some new pics soon, but there really hasn't been much change other than size. I havent bred this one yet, but certainly plan to do so. All of the offspring produced I plan to hoard by the hundreds, or maybe sell as normal axolotls, just to be sneaky. I highly doubt that this is a genetic trait, as previously discussed it is more than likely a random phenomenon that I have no control over. I must say though, you definitely aren't the first to ask for offspring from this one;)
 

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wow he/she looks way cool. must see if my two breed and if i get any strange ones like that!

Pirate Gary, aharrr. Me liking the sound of that. Where be me rum? A toast, a toast to Pirate Gary a strange fellow to be sure, ahharr.
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(sorry I dont get out much!!):wacko: :p :bowl:
 

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He is defenetly awsum about how big is he in centimetres i would love to have one like him.:D
 

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I don't think Gary is a pirate. He is more of an X-men (mutant) or should I say X-olotl :rolleyes:
 

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You should try and breed you axolotls into that colour as then you have maid your OWN axolotl morph :p

and could make a nice profit as well as having the fun of it
 

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and could make a nice profit as well as having the fun of it

Having fun IS the profit.

I occasionally sell extra animals, but if you saw my feed bills for the month you'd see why it would be next to impossible for me to turn a profit off selling salamanders.

Also, I think if another one (or hundred) of this color morph were to be created in my basement I'd hold on to it as well;)
 

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What has become of Gary's albino sibling from the second spawning? Did this animal show any mottling, even a small spots of pigment?

The fact that Gary's mother produced a single albino offspring should tell us something. What if there is a gene or combination of genes that causes an increase incidence of nondisjuction during mitosis? If this were the case, your animal(s) would be invaluable to science. Alot of what we learn about the inner working of the cell comes from comparing what is normal to that which is abnormal.
 
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    so no idea what the goop is?
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    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
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    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
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    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
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    Its fairly thick and chunky
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    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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    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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    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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