Do Axolotls Glow In The Dark?

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Why is it axolotls glow in the dark? We will discuss why that is and much more so read on to find out more. Axolotls have all sorts of unique abilities. They can have very specialized gills so they can breathe in the water and also bask at the surface. Axolotls have unique regenerative powers that sparked the inspiration for some very cool books and movies. So it really shouldn’t come to your surprise knowing that if they can glow in the dark.

Yes, Axolotls can glow in the dark due to the chemical GFP Produced when the food sources rich in GFP material such as worms and Axolotl Pellets.

GFP’s

This special protein found in their Genome is responsible for making well known for its ability to Glow In The Dark. To see their glow you can put a UV light over them or black-lighting.

There are many cool things about the axolotl that makes them wanted as exotic pets around the world. Even in most parts of Japan.

You can eat Fried Axolotl at a Cosy Pub Outside Osaka, Japan. This is pretty crazy and interesting but it is true. I personally wouldn’t wanna try it but I’ll link the place I heard about it, put a YouTube Video Below, and put a photo down below.

Conclusion

Axolotls do glow in the dark due to the GFPs however not all axolotls do Glow. A wild-type won’t glow in the dark. A leucistic ( white ) shows up more when LEDs are used. I would avoid trying to light up all types however because the ones that do not glow will be petrified of the light and become very very stressed.

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