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Rex Darwin-Rhind, my axolotl.

Since people's first reaction to him is usually What IS that?!, here's a link to the Wikipedia page about axolotls to answer that question.

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seelengrau Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
oh my, they are so cute
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
When I first saw pictures of them online, I couldn't believe they were real things. I was so excited when a friend said that his axolotls had had babies and they needed new homes :aww:
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seelengrau Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
:aww: they are really adorable cuteheads ... so it was a happy coincidence for you :3
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pulbern Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing little creature! :aww:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
He's currently sitting on top of a pile of moss balls that he built, seemingly for the purpose of sitting on top of them. He never stops being awesome :aww:
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0olong Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015   General Artist
Yay, Rex. :) How big is he?
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
I think about 8 or 9 inches long. I need to measure him. I haven't done that in ages. I'll sneak up on him with a ruler next time I'm feeding him :aww:
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0olong Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015   General Artist
Sounds like a fun game. ;)

He's probably somewhere close to twice the size of his sibling Erasmus then...
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
I love that the Darwin-Rhind family has made their way around Edinburgh and beyond. Was Erasmus born after you adopted Charles and Emma or part of the same litter as Rex and Alfred?
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0olong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   General Artist
After. Or... possibly during. Charles turned out to be in the process of spawning when we got her!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my biology teachers was cool enough to keep several of these in a tank in the biology room when I was in Secondary. :D

They are so cute! I feel an impulse to take them out and cuddle them, but I think that would be really bad? :O
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
I feel the impulse too! It pains me that I can't cuddle Rex, although he does sit on my hand if I put it in the water. Apparently they'll last out of water longer than a fish would (cause they develop internal lungs as they grow up) but it's not good for them :(

Also, your teacher is awesome :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! That's so awesome! I didn't know you could do that. It's not as bad if he can sit on your hand when you put it in the water. :nod:

Yeah, it's best not to expose them. =/

She was a pretty good teacher, looking back...definitely dedicated to biology and all things awesome. :D
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zotax Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some kind of amphibian?
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Yep. There's a link to the Wikipedia page about axolotls in the artist's comments :)
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zotax Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.  :)
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gypsy11681 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
:)
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I love axolotls. *_* They always seem to smile. :D
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
They are the happiest little monsters :aww:
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And cute. :D
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Biplizard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh god I love those, they're so weird looking.
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Like real life Pokemon :D
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Biplizard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Totally a shiny mudkip :P
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OkamiJin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
omg, so cute *-*'Is that... candy?' 
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Thank you :aww:
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