The Bloomington campus Axolotl Colony told me about using Rubbermaid
type containers for mating. They do work fine.
I made the mistake of leaving larvae in the plastic containers during
early development. When I lost my third larvae group (from mating
two darks from an original albino-white mating), it hit me that the
only thing different was where the larvae were being raised.
Got eggs and early larvae in the plastic containers out of there and
into regular glass dishes. It has been about three weeks and so far,
NO PROBLEMS. All are doing well including a second mating of the two
darks plus a dark-white mating from the same parents.
Timothy A. Stabler, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Indiana University Northwest
Gary, IN 46408