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Regina "twins"
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I have two reginas, hatched from the same egg. The "true" definition of a twin really does not apply to amphibians laying multiple eggs (eggs being hatched into tads which morph, not an animal being born).
What I am curious of is wether there is anyone with the resources to test genetically if the "twinS" are actually from the same egg (yolk) or if there may have been two egg cases "pushed" together during the laying.
The reginas look similar but even if they were "identical, non-fraternal, twins" they would not definitively be identical due to the number of factors that effect outward appearances during the morphing period.
Anyone out there that can do some genetic testing?
From what I have read I may be one of the few froggers who have actually morphed and kept alive "twins" hatched from a single egg case.
Thoughts? Help?

Thanks

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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rich, I may have access to my schools DNA lab this semester, however I am not totally sure yet. I am taking an upper division genetics course, and the professor is in charge of the DNA lab, and i've been looking for projects to do there. So, I will let you know if it becomes a possibility. Take care,

ed parker

ps. My thoughts are from what i have seen is that they arejust two eggs encapsulated int he same jelly mass. The jelly mass is for nothing other than protection. mantella's lay all eggs in a single jelly mass. Just two cents
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Thanks for the offer Ed.
That sounds like the general consensus. I woulds just love to confirm or quash it.
Thanks,
Rich

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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