CCAC July 6th 2017 MEETING – Lloyd Strohl “Axolotls”

July 6th 2017 Lloyd Strohl – Bio

AP Biology/AP Chemistry Teacher, Waldron Jr/Sr High School
BS Biology/Chemistry
40+ graduate hours Biochemistry and Evolutionary Biology

I have been fascinated by axolotls since learning of them in the 1980s. We first raised axolotls for use in the classroom as a model for Embryology in 2005. My fascination with their genetics and remarkable immunity and healing abilities gradually led to the need for more animals with wider genetic diversity, which grew into the small-scale business we have today. I continue to use axolotls in the classroom to study Embryology and Genetics, and beginning this Fall will attempt to study their Ethology as well.