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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 Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky and receives financial support from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) at the National Science Foundation.

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 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 now Available! Click here to place your order online.
  • Hobbiest 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.