albino N. gordonus?

Nicole

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I've collected a fair number of N. gordonus lately, and found one that appears to be albino. When I first saw it I presumed it had recently molted, so I set it aside. A few weeks later it is still pale yellow-ivory, even the eyes. I know there are albino N. americanus in the hobby, but are there other albinos out there as well?
 

cacoseraph

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breed it, breed it! :)

fwiw i have only seen the Na's in the hobby
 

zonbonzovi

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Would love to see a photo comparison...curious to see if it has any distinction from the captive albinos.
 

Nicole

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I'll get some pics tonight. It's female and I saved one of the prettier males I found to keep with her. How do the genetics work on albinism in millipedes? Simple recessive or ???
 

Elytra and Antenna

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It is an adult? Young Narceus gordanus can be white till they're a few inches.
Albinism in Narceus americanus is simple recessive so it's likely the same but it will still take a commitment unless you find a male too. Even then it may take a few years to isolate due to sperm storage.
 

Nicole

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Yep, it is an adult. I hadn't even considered sperm storage. Sounds like it would definitely be a long term project.
 

Nicole

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Okay, here's a pic of the "albino" with one of her normally colored buddies

 

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ONG! I have not seen these in years! this is the Peruvian white worm! very rare! they sell for hundreds of $$! haha j/k but very cool!
 

Elytra and Antenna

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That one seems to be missing more than just the melanin (albino americanus only lack the melanin so they still have orange and yellow color).
 
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