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Hello! Western Axolotl is a small organization based in Reno Nevada, USA. Our founder, Michael Klapp, is a biology teacher at Reed High School and breeds axolotls to teach genetics, evolution, development and ecology to his students. Each year, we have some axolotls avaliable as a result of these lessons and we like to make them avaliable to the axie-loving community.

Mike Klapp and Steph Kilburn
Teaching Genetics with Axolotls

Mike has been breeding axies in the classroom for over fifteen years now and is a father, wrestling coach, and avid birder/herper. 


Our other axie breeder, Steph Kilburn, is a trained biologist who loves her two dogs and has a passion for herps of all shapes and sizes!

About Western Axolotl

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