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Axolotls available

John B. Armstrong jbarm at uottawa.ca
Tue Apr 15 12:17:43 EST 1997

Re. University of Ottawa Axolotl Colony

I am closing my colony and will no longer be carrying out any direct
research in developmental biology.  My last graduate students to work with
the axolotl have now defended their theses, and there are just a few loose
ends to clear up.  I have about 75 axolotls for those who are interested,
and can pay the shipping.  They are otherwise free.

There are 3 groups, each of about 25.  

1.  Animals 4-5 years old of Ottawa breeding tracing back to Humphrey,
DeLanney and Dalton stock obtained in the mid-70s.
2.  Animals around 2 years old left over from spawnings we had obtained from
the Indiana colony.
3.  Animals under 1 year from spawnings within and between the two groups.

I have few whites and albinos; mainly dark.  Many may carry the cardiac
mutation (but few confirmed).

I have not quit research, but have had to deal with a situation where
available research funding is inadequate for the type of research I was
doing.  I came into developmental biology with a chemistry/genetics
background, and am exiting back to genetics - to look at some questions that
have interested me for a long time, but I have not really had time (nor the
computing power) to pursue.  If you are curious, take a look at my web site.


John B. Armstrong, Ph.D.                                jbarm at uottawa.ca
Department of Biology                                     613-562-5800 Ext. 6353
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

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