This is a discussion on Genetics? within the Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Hi, i have a question for the experienced axolotl breeders. Two weeks ago my little axolotls (Casper and Princess) laid ...
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|28th July 2005||#1 (permalink)|
Hi, i have a question for the experienced axolotl breeders. Two weeks ago my little axolotls (Casper and Princess) laid their first batch of eggs. Luckily i work in a school and have access to all the equipment i need, heaps of aquariums, air stones etc. so i decided to try and raise 50 or so. Everything is going well and i've got my brine shrimp hatching each day.
My question is - some of the babies have a slight colouration on their head, not nearly as much as some others, but you can not see their eyes! Does this mean they might be albino? i have seen pics of baby albinos and they seem to be so white, with no colouration. So do i have albinos??
Oh yeah, Dad is white albino and Mum is black melanoid.
|29th July 2005||#3 (permalink)|
Iridophores have to do with melanoids, so if he had iridophores, he's either M/m or M/M, so you could have 50% or no melanoid babies. You'd need to know the mother's genotype to figure out whether she can pass on recessive leucistic or albino genes.
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