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RE: Hey FR splain dis un....

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Posted by: FR at Mon Jan 19 10:54:14 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Lastly, there is very little known about color and pattern in reptiles and there's good reason. Its not important. The genetics that control structure, that is, heart, lungs, etc. are critical, a minor variation is fatal. Variations in color and pattern are not immediately fatal and is a tool to keeping a species fresh.
Back to the reality, There is variation amoungst individuals in a clutch of such morphs as luceys, The exact reasons why is not important. What is important is, there is variation between individuals of a single clutch. This is the wall between you and I. Your fighting the academic fight(rules and such) While I am a practitioner, I care about what actually happens. I am not a student of genetics and have no need to be. I have no need to understand the rules of genetics, If I have a question about genetics that's important, I consult an expert. Not a herper. Herpers seem to be a be jaded with just about everything. My interest is what the animals do, not the mechanics behind how they do. I am happy to leave that to others. It is fun but one should not let academic data prejudice what we do not understand. All of this is my pea poor explanation of something simple. I could careless about how or why it happens, WHEN we are still attempting to understand it IS happening. The real question is, how cool would lucey melanistic hog be? vs. a lucey evans hypo hog? which most likely will occur in the future and change what is not being called a dead end.


   

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