lateralis shortwing mutation?

musihuto

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so i've been seing some b. lateralis males with wings that only go about 2/3 - 3/4 down their body, slightly wider, and with some abnormal shaping at the wingtip... i've seen only a few males like this, but definitely more than one. Here is a newly moulted specimen:


some questions that come to mind: is this a fairly "common" mutation? has anyone seen it before? is it a recessive trait that will likely come up every now and then? are the females/males fertile? do females express the gene in some other way?

thanks! :D
- munis
 

HepCatMoe

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i have no idea, but to see if they are fertile you could seperate out some of the ones showing this and see if you can breed them.
 

Cirith Ungol

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The wings on the newly moulted ones need to be pumped up with liquid first before they reach full size if I'm not mistaken.
 

musihuto

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hmmm... so i suspect this may just be the result of a moulting difficulty due to too much humidity.. any thoughts? - munis
 
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