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dragonfire1577 last won the day on March 14 2018

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  1. Also some of mine aren't a clean white color, they are like a light grey with black and yellow spots overlaying it.
  2. Only some of them have gold flecks in my colony.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Here is a full grown specimen showing the lighter coloration I'm seeing.
  6. 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.
  7. @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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. One of the larger juveniles yet also one of the lightest in the culture.
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