Axolotl

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Axolotls are excellent lab specimens as they are easy to raise and inexpensive to feed, yet yield amazing research opportunities.

Axolotls are excellent lab specimens as they are easy to raise and inexpensive to feed. They are renowned for their amazing regenerative capabilities, have been used widely in developmental studies, and, because they are polypoid and possess large cells, they are often used in histological studies. They are one of the most widely used and studied laboratory animals.

Sources: (Bagnara, Armstrong, & Malacinski, 1989; Brunst, January 1955; Majchrzak, 2004)
Image: David Shane

 

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