Holtfreter's solution

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Holtfreter's solution is a specialized aqueous solution used mostly in aquaria to prevent infections for early stage amphibians. It is typically mixed with soft tap water.[1][2] Amphibians such as axolotls find a hard water solution more preferable.[citation needed]

Composition[edit]

Molarity of the component salts are as follows:

NaCl 0.059 M
KCl 0.00067 M
CaCl2 0.00076 M
NaHCO3 0.0024 M

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Axolotls - Requirements & Water Conditions in Captivity". Axolotl.org. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Indiana University Axolotl Colony". Ambystoma.org. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

References[edit]

  • Armstrong, J.B., Duhon, S.T., and Malacinski, G.M. (1989) "Raising the axolotl in captivity". In J. B. Armstrong and G. M. Malacinski (eds.) Developmental Biology of the Axolotl. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 220-227.