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PostSubject: morph questions   1/30/2010, 11:50 pm

for example guys a.australis hector morph and another a.australis libycus morph.. they can mate Question
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PostSubject: Re: morph questions   1/31/2010, 12:32 am

They're the same species, so yes.

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PostSubject: Re: morph questions   1/31/2010, 12:54 am

in general, morphs of the same species are sexually compatible. Even some subspecies to the extent but there are some reasons why some people may want to retain the purity of some genetic strains....

especially if morphs represent regionally isolated populations....

mating pairs from different morphs chances resulting in new morphs.... I know this holds true for reptiles but for inverts, the genetic attributes are not as prevalent.

I think we need the insight of someone with knowledge in genetics
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PostSubject: Re: morph questions   1/31/2010, 1:17 am

I can't predict the characteristics of any offspring -- it varies among animals what happens when you mix different morphs or breeds.

For example, some species will have a litter mixed of what looks like copies of parent A and copies of parent B -- if I remember correctly, in this case, some of the offspring will carry the genes of the parent they don't look like and possibly have offspring representing that parent later on.

In other cases, the offspring will receive a mix of characteristics from both parents A and B, and all look roughly the same.

The first case is where one form of the trait is dominant and one is recessive. Since chromosomes are (usually) in pairs and each parent contributes one of that pair, the offspring can get [dominant][dominant], [dominant][recessive], or [recessive][recessive]. If an offspring gets a [dominant], it will display that characteristic, but it must get two [recessive] to display the recessive characteristic

Although the offspring that have [dominant][recessive] will show the [dominant] form, they may have offspring of their own that display the [recessive] characteristic.

I don't exactly recall the mechanism that leads to the second situation, where the offspring look like a mix of each parent.

For a better understanding of all this, I highly recommend The Cartoon Guide to Genetics.

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PostSubject: Re: morph questions   1/31/2010, 5:00 am

I always tell people that scorpion morph are like skin color for human
A chinese can mate with indian and others skin color so yeah, its fine Very Happy
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