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  1. I wouldn't say they fall outside the normal spectrum completely but almost every offspring is that lighter color which contrasts when I put one next to my original male for example.
  2. Here is a full grown specimen showing the lighter coloration I'm seeing.
  3. The isopod in this post actually has developed another black spot and abnormal gold flecking, but has an orange/grey/tan base color. Its like it has the spots of the Dalmatian isopods except with a tan base color and not white.
  4. @Hisserdude I'll keep you updated, you also have said you have had lighter animals pop up in your strain so maybe the lighter animals are related to the Dalmatian gene. I'l try and get a comparison shot between one of the second generation offspring with the sort of tan color I'm seeing and my normal male later.
  5. The animals previously photographed have matured and began breeding and are definitely not Dalmatian but aren't normal either, they have a sort of tan color and when I isolated 2 of them they have produced a good amount of Dalmatian offspring. My colony may be a co-dominant trait.
  6. I definitely would like to test breed and see if these two strains can produce dalmatian offspring too or if it's two separate genes doing the same thing. So as soon as I have mature adults showing visual for the gene I'd definitely like to get my hands on at least one or two males from your colony if possible.
  7. Yep, I'm closing in on generation 2 now with all the first gen offspring from the first male being near mature. The offspring from the second male are also getting close to developing color so I'll see what they look like and she is carrying offspring from the third male now. I have been switching males every time I find her carrying offspring to promote a larger gene pool in my colony and I will continue outcrossing this strain if it proves out, since so far all juveniles in the colony have the same mother and I am restricted to 3 males.
  8. Yeah I'm not sure, the middle one does have a black spot though and these at lighter than my others by a good amount who knows, most isopod morphs are recessive anyway
  9. One of the larger juveniles yet also one of the lightest in the culture.
  10. Here is a close up of what I discovered to be a dark pigmented spot that showed up on another light isopod, I did flip it over to check if it was Dirt and gently swabbed the spot on both sides, definitely part of the coloration.
  11. Here is an abnormally light animal especially near the front, I'm not 100% certain they will become like my adult but I know they were darker a few molts ago.
  12. Update on my culture, the isopods all developed normal color resembling normal colored adults up until around 1/2 the length of an adult when around half of them began showing abnormalities, I have now noticed every molt they lose pigmentation and some have gained maybe 2 or 3 black spots and I also have some specimens who are very light grey especially towards the front half of the body. If all now oddly colored specimens keeps developing like this they could resemble my original female in a few molts. This could also mean these aren't the same gene but instead have a different one with similar end result. I will keep everyone updated.
  13. Notes taken, I have some softer crumbly oaks and maples and soft wood I've been rotting for beetle larvae. The live oak litter was made available for now as my hissers, glowspots and even hermit crabs eat the stuff at an alarming rate but I will offer some softer stuff for sure!
  14. Exactly my thoughts the one that molted is so much bigger after last molt and the other looks to have a molt coming soon, once it molts out I will move them up into something nicer!