I've been meaning to write this for some time now but haven't summoned myself to do so. I was in contact with a man and came upon an interesting question for me. While talking we discussed cross-breeding dart frogs (more specifically Ranitomeya). While certain species and locals of...
How can we avoid inbreeding?
At first it may sound pretty simple, but I think it's not that obvious.
Naturally, we don't let siblings, or other closely related pairs to breed.
Or do we?....
When we buy a group of juveniles (or a pair) how do we know what are the relations between them...
is it bad to have frogs inbreed? would it cause problems down the road as it does in people or other animals? and if so would that mean that i'd have to get frogs from multiple breeders for them to have healthy offspring?
thanks, any info appreciated