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Axolotls - Follow the Eggs, Hatchlings and Juveniles

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Axolotls - Follow the Eggs, Hatchlings and Juveniles

Postby gordonuk » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:16 am

I bought myself some eggs online and they were delivered on thursday. The eggs were layed on 14th Feb 2011.

I received the eggs and they are 4 days old so will post images of the development of them.

Day 4: The embryos at 82 hours old. The embryos are neurulating and clearly developing well.

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Day 5

Postby gordonuk » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:18 am

Day 5: The embryos at 106 hours old. The areas of the embryo are clearly defined to the naked eye and the embryos are at late tailbud stage.

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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby Mick » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:57 am

Cool, never kept them but will love to see them develop :thu:
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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby gordonuk » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:04 pm

Day 6: The embryos at 130 hours old. The buds of the external gills are just visible

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Day 7

Postby gordonuk » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:11 pm

Day 7: 158 hours old

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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby superdart » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:01 pm

I have kept the adult's a few years ago now but never thought about "grow your own" Axelotls before so I am very interested in there development..........Nice one... :ok:
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby malakye » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:17 pm

Will be following this with the same interest as the others, what do you plan to do with them?
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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby gordonuk » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:03 pm

malakye wrote:Will be following this with the same interest as the others, what do you plan to do with them?


Out of the 32 eggs that seem to be forming well and if they survive only plan on keeping 2 or 3 of them as a maximum, the rest i will sell if anyone wants the babbies.(not sure wht you call them as its not a fish so fry is not appropriate and its not a lizard so its not a hatchling so its an inbetweener)

Its amazing watching nature develop right in front of your eyes. If I had time i would have set up a timelapse on them. Hopefully by tomorrow the start of the gills will be visible to the eye.
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Day 8

Postby gordonuk » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:21 pm

Day 8: 178 hours old. The gills have developed so that they are easily visible to the naked eye on the final photo. The head of each axolotl is beginning to widen.

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Re: Axelotls - Follow the Eggs

Postby malakye » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:19 am

I am quite surprised at how small they are. I find watching them grow fascinating through your pictures so can imagine how you feel.
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