About Me

Leucistic Axolotl who loves science...but not having it done on him!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

I have definitely grown- I have made a quite significant stomach measurement today and I have found that when I eat more pellets the rocks in my tank move.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

I had this really strange dream last night.....

I was swimming, tiny and see-through...and missing some phalanges on my right side.... and there was the spikey haired guy....Also I seemed to be confused about my gender....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzsBOJ8bxNs

Monday, 9 May 2011

three pellets at once...

video
Check this out- my mandibular growth this month has been so impressive I can eat 3 pellets at once:)


and out of interest they've been doing some work on my kind to characterise the evolution of and development of the jaw- apparently  Axolotls are a good model for anamniotic organisms (growth without an amnion- or the big sacky thing that you have around you whilst you're growing inside your mother...)
http://web.natur.cuni.cz/zoologie/vertebrata/staff/Cerny/papers/DB-276-jaw.pdf
check out how cool my jaw looked in development