1st clutch of the season

1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:18 am

Just before Christmas she laid her 1st clutch (T+ x T+), 15 big healthy eggs and no slugs.

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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby reptile » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:41 pm

Wonderful!! Let's hope they hatch and produce some stunning babies:-))
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Mehelya » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:55 pm

Awesome stuff, Ian! Those look like quite large eggs too. Very well done.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Mitton » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:18 pm

Very nice man, congrats. Keep up updated.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:09 pm

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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:11 pm

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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:14 pm

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Eggs hatched with both T+ and T- albinos in the same clutch
The female laid another 10 eggs shortly before they hatched, so have a few more on the way.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:19 pm

Congrats. Those T negative babies are simply stunning...almost translucent!

I am quite a novice when it comes to BHS morphs. When you have spare time, can you please take a picture of a T negative adults next to a T positive adult? I am curious to see the differences side-by-side.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:44 pm

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They vary so much with some being more orange and others more yellow. The biggest difference would be the eyes, T- having the red pupil and T+ black pupils.
Will take better pictures tonight and upload them.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:48 pm

Thanx Ian, very cool.

If you breed a double homozygous animal, does the T- gene completely "overwrite" the T+ gene?

I like the dorsal stripes on that specific T- animal.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:39 pm

I'm not completely sure, but I don't think it would overwrite it. This clutch was from a completely unrelated T+ pair, they both must have been het for T-, which was a nice surprise.
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:19 pm

Very interesting genetics.

However, your results would then indicate that the T- gene is dominant over the T+ gene otherwise your T- babies would be something else. Sort of like a Snow, but instead of an Anery T- you simply have a T+T-. Heck, now I am confusing myself, haha.

Either way, congratulations on the babies!
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:28 pm

A few more pics to help show you the visual differences between the two...

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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby Warren Klein » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:42 pm

Interesting breeding, although I don't see much to gain by intentionally crossing different lines of albino in the future.

In theory, all of the hatchling from that pairing should be 100% T+ albino. 50% should be visual T+ albino het for T- and 25% should be double homozygous for both lines of albino although I suspect it would be difficult if not impossible to tell the difference between a double homozygous albino vs. a normal homozygous T- albino as I also suspect both would have red pupils.

What percentage of your hatchlings have red pupils?
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Re: 1st clutch of the season

Postby IanM » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:43 am

about a 3rd of the clutch was T-
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