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Axolotl tanks, later known as axlotl tanks, are a technology in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series. Axolotl technology is also mentioned in Destination: Void but not elaborated upon. The name axolotl refers to an aquatic salamander native to Mexico renown for its regenerative abilities. The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fiction novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Destination: Void, a novel by the American science fiction author Frank Herbert (1920-1986). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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Axolotl tanks are produced by the Bene Tleilax and serve as wombs in which a ghola (a kind of clone) can be grown; in later books, the axolotl tanks have been engineered to be capable of producing the spice melange. The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an extremely xenophobic and isolationist society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of something. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

In Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune, it is remarked that nobody has ever seen a Tleilaxu female – this is because females in Tleilaxu society are taken and transformed into axolotl tanks through a process of genetic mutation. In essence, the women become huge, immobile wombs, which are then used by the Tleilaxu Masters to grow whatever biological products are required. This process is a deeply-guarded Tleilaxu secret, which is why nobody has ever been able to duplicate their technology. Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ...


In Chapterhouse Dune, the last remaining Tleilaxu Master Scytale is coerced into revealing the means of creating the tanks to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. Scytale is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ...


In the Prelude to Dune series of novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, the Tleilaxu invade the planet Ix on the orders of the Padishah Emperor Elrood Corrino IX. The Tleilaxu attempted to create artificial melange (or "Amal"- Arabic for "hope"- as they called it) and the best results were gained by using a Bene Gesserit sister to create the axolotl tank. Dune: House Atreides Dune: House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino Prelude to Dune is a prequel trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Brian Herbert (born 1947) is an American author. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... Ix is a fictional planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ...


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Axolotls - Frequently Asked Questions (5215 words)
If your axolotl shows obvious signs of having problems with the light after it has had a period to adjust to it, you would be advised to try a different type of bulb or a less bright bulb.
Axolotls are only tricky to feed for the first 2 weeks of their life (that's 2 weeks if kept between 20 ° and 24 °C / 68-75 °F and fed twice daily as much as they will eat in 15 mins).
Assuming your axolotl isn't albino as well as white (if it has pink eyes it's also albino), then it is quite normal for a white axolotl to have a few spots on the top of its body.
Axolotls - Academic Kids (1106 words)
The Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an aquatic salamander native to Mexico.
Wild axolotls are rarely white, though all leucistic (white with fl eyes) axolotls are descended from a single mutant male brought to Paris in 1863 in a shipment to the Jardin des Plantes in the city.
Axolotls will spend a majority of the time on the bottom of the tank (floating is a sign of stress and illness), so design accordingly.
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