[Urodeles] Axolotl Colony Move Update #2

ambystoma ambystoma at uky.edu
Wed Jul 20 08:31:10 EST 2005


Hello!

     My name is Laura Muzinic and, as many of you know, I am the  
Associate Director of the Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (AGSC),  
formerly known as the Indiana University Axolotl Colony.  My husband,  
Chris, who is the Curator, and I have been very busy the past two  
months.  Nearly all of the axolotls have been relocated here in  
Kentucky and we expect the move to be finished next week.

     Jill and Sandi have graciously been taking care of all embryo  
and larvae orders this last month, while Chris and I have started to  
fulfill orders for food, juveniles, and sub-adults.  Along those  
lines, University of Kentucky has a contract with UPS.  Therefore any  
orders going out where we pay for the shipping first (and then  
invoice the fee later) will go out via UPS, unless otherwise  
requested.  Anyone wishing to use their own Fed Ex / UPS account  
number, or any other carrier, is fine - we can and will ship with  
whomever you have your account.

     Animal Orders - We will continue the tradition of the August  
breeding hiatus.  This will give the females their well-deserved  
break, as well as help us settle into our new positions and duties.   
Therefore, early-stage embryos will not be available again until  
September, but any orders for larvae and juveniles are welcome, as  
well as any requests for pellets, shrimp, salt, etc.  Orders can be  
sent to us via e-mail (ambystoma at uky.edu) or by phone at 859-323-5679.

     Our Website - is in the rough working stages at the moment.   
However, any new or current user of the Axolotl Colony is being asked  
to fill out a new registration form for us at the AGSC.  The form can  
be found at : http://bigapple.uky.edu/~axolotl/colony/ 
registration.html.  Please fill it out (if you have not already) and  
hit "Submit".  It will be sent to me in the form of an e-mail.

     Thank you to everyone for the understanding and patience during  
this period of transition.  I know all of us involved have  
appreciated the support.  Drop me or Chris a line anytime at  
ambystoma at uky.edu.

--Laura
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Laura Muzinic, M.Sc., Associate Director
Chris Muzinic, RALAT, Curator
Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center
University of Kentucky, Biology Dept.
101 T. H. Morgan Building
Lexington, KY  40506
Phone: (859) 323-5679
Fax: (859) 257-1717
ambystoma at uky.edu




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