This is interesting. I have a pair of Patricia tincs that produce amelanistic tads/frogs at a ratio of 1:3 all from black eggs. Do you have pictures of the white eggs from albino pairs? If so, I would love to see them (my e-mail is [email protected]). The amelanistic tadpoles are completely white and you can see the internal organs as you've described but I've never received one from a white egg...All offspring eggs from albino pairs will be white and the tadpoles are transparent so you can clearly see internal organs of the tadpoles. Het leucomelas will throw occasional transparent tadpoles that will originate from a black egg when the gene is matched.
i think the term "albino" is just being loosly applied. there is a thread on it somewhere on here. most seem to be aware that its not true albinoism but that all these odd colored frogs are just being lumped under the heading albino as a catch-all description. they definatly are not leucistic as that would be lacking all skin pigment. its not quite clear where some of them fall.frogfarm said:are you sure it is albino? it looked as if it had black eyes.
also it has brown on it. i talked to barry levinson about these and, although it seems to be a recessive mutation, i dont think what you have is albino. are these the same "charlie brown" leucomelas that you had years ago? it looks to be more of a hypomelanistic or leucistic.
i was thinking the same thing. like i said several posts back, albino is just a "catch all" term being used for these leucs and several other species that have tossed out some odd colored offspring. i think most of the serious hobbiests realize they are not true albinos but accept the term anyway to describe them as until more is understood about how the gene are passed its hard to actually nail them down into a specific category. i to think these will be classed as "hypos" in the futureIMO, from what I have seen in the snake/lizard hobby, these are hypomelanistic(hypos for short)
Thanks. I think we're in agreement. BTW, I like the Man Creek pum's, followed by the Christobals. :lol:rattler_mt said:didnt realize you were "stepping on toes" yah just stated your opinion(which i agree with) no different in stating you like a particular locale/morph of pum's over another
I can't specifically talk about the leucs as I have no idea about their system. However, my patricia tincs are phenotypically normal and produce a/hypo-melanistic tadpoles at a rate of 25%, suggesting that the parents are indeed Hets for this trait.The term "Het" is also being used... Does anyone know how this is breeding out? Has actual data been collected regarding proportions of "albinos" to hets? Is one of the breeding pair an "albino"?