Welcome to A Lot'l Axolotls!
Welcome to A Lot'l Axolotls!
Leucistic Axolotl has a white/pink body colour, dark navy/black eyes, bright red gills, may or may not develop freckles depending on the environment and genetics.
Wild type axolotls are a combination of greens, browns, blacks, and just about any other color with speckles of shiny gold iridophore pigment. This Axolotl usually has dark eyes with a shiny gold ring around the pupil with purple/gray gills.
White Albino Axolotls have a white/pink body, has clear/red eyes, and bright red gills. These Axolotls will not develop any type of freckles or other pigmentation on the body except for the fingertips that will become darkened when the albino Axolotl is on its way to sexual maturity. The white albino comes in two forms, known only as white and xanthic; for simplicity, we will just call them white albinos.
The golden albino Axolotl has a yellow body with shiny patches, clear eyes, and peachy coloured gills. The golden albino axolotl lacks melanophores, which is what gives it the gold appearance. Like albinos, golden albinos cannot have black eyes, as they are a form of albinism.
Melanoid Axolotls look very similar to dark a Wild Type Axolotl. The difference is that this Axolotl has an increased amount of melanophores, or dark pigment, and lack the shiny pigment that the wild type Axolotls have. This is a simply black Axolotl.
GFP stands for Green Fluorescent Protein, which is a recessive genetic trait that can be contained in any Axolotl morph. This genetic trait is passed down from generation to generation. Axolotls that contain the GFP genetic can 'Glow In The Dark' when exposed to blacklight or blue light. These Axolotls can only glow vibrant green when exposed to this light.
Copper is a variety of albinism, as they have red-tinted eyes and lay white eggs. They are often a light brownish or pinkish colour with darker brown spots. Coppers don't have any black pigments, also known as melanophores.
Chimerism in Axolotls is said to be when two eggs fuse together in development, and each side grows according to the egg it came from, often resulting in a split-down-the-middle appearance. One side can often grow at a slightly slower rate than the other.
Information on this Axolotl is not well known. This Axolotl has more of a "purple" hue to them with darker spots along the body like a dalmatian dog. I believe this Axolotl is only available within the United States.
This axolotl is bred by an American hobbyist; only available within the United States. There is not much known about this Axolotl.
Mosaicism is the result of two cells forming together during development. These Axolotls come out showing the phenotype of both cells. You can think of it as a chimera, but not an even split down the middle the colour variation is more mixed.
Piebald Axolotls have pigmentation that goes down the body and sides. Many heavily-spotted leucistic is mistaken for piebald. The axolotl in the picture does not have much side pigmentation, but it wouldn't be unusual for it to go all down the sides. A piebald is normally significantly darker, and thicker in black spots than a spotty-leucistic.
FireFly Axolotls are literally one of a kind. These Axolotls were produced by Lloyd Strohl II from Indiana USA in 2016. These Axolotls are produced by embryonic graphing. The reason for these Axolotls being produced is because Lloyd Strohl II is conducting a preliminary investigation into the distribution and activation of melanocytes in leucistic Axolotls and, in particular, in mosaics Axolotls.