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  1. dragonfire1577

    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Also some of mine aren't a clean white color, they are like a light grey with black and yellow spots overlaying it.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Now we gotta test cross a few!
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Only some of them have gold flecks in my colony.
  4. dragonfire1577

    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    I would say now that I have a group of animals it still looks like these are a little darker but I'm not sure. I also outcrossed pretty heavily to normal individuals as my colony expanded I wanted a larger gene pool. I just kept adding them in a few at a time and then recently I started pulling any Dalmatian animals out that I found.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Here are a few younger ones.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Well mine is also fully isolated now.
  7. dragonfire1577

    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    Here is a full grown specimen showing the lighter coloration I'm seeing.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    @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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    One of the larger juveniles yet also one of the lightest in the culture.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
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    Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian"

    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.
  19. So today I picked up a small pair of M. rhinoceros and just wanted to share with you all, this is a species I actually never thought I would see let alone own until after I realized a regular vendor at my local expo sells them! After some planning, obtaining a big bag of chemical free live oak leaf litter (a favorite among my glowspots and supposedly a good staple for these guys) I finally picked these guys up! I will upload photos shortly and I am curious if anyone has any tips on these guys I am housing them in the container they have been in since they have been supposedly doing fine in there for a few months already. I will upload pics shortly.
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    I have joined the Macropanesthia rhinoceros club!

    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!
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    I have joined the Macropanesthia rhinoceros club!

    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!
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    What weird foods have you tried?

    Well my orange head colony ate a chicken leg in a day when it was at its strongest. I still have a lot in just waiting for this generation of nymphs to mature I've got a ton of big female nymphs almost ready but few mature ones.
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