Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Axolotl development

In our department we have a breeding pair of axolotls in the teaching labs. They've had some babies recently, and the baby axolotls have just hatched from their eggs. They're awfully cute, they look quite similar to Xenopus tadpoles except they've got those fantastic external gills.

I looked up a table of axolotl development and found a site with an excellent series of photographs, depicting the development right through to larval stage. The Late Neurula stage is SO COOL. Go look at it. Now.

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