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Welcome to Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center

The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (AGSC) maintains a breeding colony of Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) and distributes axolotl embryos, larvae, and adults to laboratories and classrooms throughout the United States and abroad. The AGSC is located in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky and receives financial support (P40-OD019794) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Our mission is to serve biology research programs and educators by providing experimental material and expertise and by encouraging and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas.


Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center

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You must be affiliated with an IACUC-sanctioned university or other scientific program
to receive animals.

No animals will be sold for informal research or personal interest requests.


Individuals interested in obtaining axolotls as pets/hobby
should search for an alternative supplier.

Quick Links:

  • New research customers please fill out a registration and then contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Online Ordering Available! Click here to place your order online
  • Hobbyist Axolotl-keepers, order your supplies here
  • K-12 teachers, order your supplies here
  • Purchasing and Accounts Payable Representatives,
         click here to download our W-9 form for tax purposes