Report metamorphoses Ambystoma mexicanum.
October 2003 I started experimenting, to let a 7 months old wildcoulor female Axolotl
First of all I isolated the animal which I baptised to ' Harrie ' in a bucket which I filled with 10 cm water. After some surching on the Internet I came to the conclusion that I could bests start with administering Tyroxine. This is the hormone, which ensures among other things the metamorfose and pigment shaping. with Axolotls this hormone is insufficiently produced as a result of which does not metamorphose them. Informing at a pharmacy I discovered, that i only get the stuff with a recepe. After some explanation from our local vet I got what I found. I bought 50 tablets of Forthyron 200 of 200 micro-grams tyroxine per tablet. I gave the tablets by breaking
I decided for new measurements..."Glands"! The problem however, was how and where to find it. By the new legislation in the butchersbrange, glands no longer end up by a butcher. Again the vet helped me out. When I told the vet, (he was informed about the experiment) he spontaneously offered me a gland, which they remove regularly from pets. 7 December "Harrie" got his first cat-gland , and he was transferred in a plastic box of 30 cm by 40 cm
At the moment I have 30 to 40 adult Axolotls in my pond. Unfortunately harrie died on 28-10-2004.......!