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08-02-2004, 02:14 PM
Let me start by saying that it is about time someone started a forum like this. Good going Nathan. OK so here we go. The question that I have is has anyone hatched out, seen, or heard of any different levis levis phases besides the striped ones from Tribal, that are inheritable? This is a topic that hits close to home as I am trying to prove out some neat findings within my levis colony. Some insist that there is nothing going on, but that remains to be seen. If it proves out great, if not, al least I am having fun.


Nathan Hall
08-03-2004, 11:57 PM
Since N. l. levis have been hybridized with pilbarensis and occidentalis, it is hard to discern a truly genetic morph from a pure levis and a hybrid morph. Some people claim that they have "hypo" levis, when, in fact, the specimens are hybrids. Please keep us posted, and thanks for registering. Good post!

08-04-2004, 01:16 PM
I didn't realize that there was that much hybridization going on. I myself am woking with "hypo" animals and know for a fact that they are pure levis levis. Some of my stock was aquired well before occidentalis were readily available, and pilbarensis were priced well out of most peoples price range. It is something that still needs to proven, but fascinating none the less. I posted a pic of a hypo animal on KS and was told it was a cross with an occidentalis. In fact, it is a pure levis levis. The parents of that animal are clearly levis levis with absolutely no resemblance to either occidentalis or pilbarensis.

Who is doing the hybrid matings? I am looking to add some new blood to my levis colony, and wish to steer clear of any and all crosses.

Nathan Hall
08-04-2004, 04:44 PM
Breeders have been producing hybrid levis for well over a decade. I am simply sharing my experiences with you, and I do hope that you have a new morph. It would be nice if we could get new bloodlines since the gene pool is rather stagnant.

Thanks for the kind words about the forums. I've put the word out, but I guess that it takes time. Are you going to Daytona?

08-18-2004, 12:28 AM
I have seen photos of your levis arta and I deffinately think you have something good going there. Now the problem is, there are so many differernt people labling their levis as "hypo" and they are all different sorts of hypos...These people are baisically labling anything without as much black pigment hypo...Technically this is true, but in your case there is a serious loss of black pigment throughout the entire body...Don't let anyone tell you that you don't have something going, because you do. You have some of the nicest levis around! PERIOD!!! Keep us updated.