Subject: Re: inbreeding gliders
Posted by eriq on January 11, 1998 at 19:41:24:

In Reply to: inbreeding gliders posted by pablo on December 12, 1997 at 22:00:53:

the main problem with inbreeding gliders (and any animals for that matter) is the fact that normally recessive traits
are brought out now that they are paired with another set containing like genotypes.
inbreeding (especially in exotics) is always a bad idea. the main problems being in the
longview of things, ie: increased risks of health problems such as: tumors, deformities,
and the like. a perfect example is domestic rats, their lifespan is considerably shortened
because they are so badly inbred.

Follow Ups: