Ticked Off

11.05.2018 admin 0

Ticked Off! And now to the Rennaissance! Ah, that Rennaissance sunshine! Sorry. My point is, during this time period in art history a new painting technique was developed by the Impressionists called pointillism. Manet and [more]

The ABCs

11.05.2018 admin 0

Okay, so now you understand how the genes work, let’s talk about how we write them. Each gene sits in the same place in every mouse, so we can talk about the place if we [more]

So You’re Interested in Genetics

11.05.2018 admin 0

There are many sites out there with a lot of scientific explanations of genetic inheritance, with a lot of confusing letters that look like “AabbCcDdpp”, for example. And there are sites with very simple explanations [more]

Seeing Spots

11.05.2018 admin 0

Phew! That’s a lot of letters. Are you seeing spots? The white-blob type of spot is a recessive gene, and we use S* for not spotted, and ss for spotted. You can figure out if [more]

Pink-Eyed Selfs

11.05.2018 admin 0

Pink-Eyed Selfs: (English) Dove/(American) Lilac, Champagne, Silver, and what some call Lavender Mice can have black eyes, which have a full dose of color, or they can have red eyes, which means there’s almost no [more]

Basic Black-Eyed Selfs

09.04.2018 admin 0

Basic Black-Eyed Selfs: Black, Chocolate, Blue, and (American) Dove/(English) Lilac, and Red Your mouse’s color is caused by two basic pigments, one that can be either black or brown, and one that is yellowy-red; and [more]

Getting a Tan

07.04.2018 admin 0

Getting a Tan Tan mice are mice with the “normal” colors on their backs, and bellies the color of red mice, although there’s a lot of variation in the belly color. There are some genes [more]

Predicting the Future

16.03.2018 admin 0

Predicting the Future Okay, so you have some mice, you want to breed them, and you have some particular goals in mind. Let’s go back to our friends Hershey the chocolate doe (girl) and Ashes [more]

Your Inheritance

05.03.2018 admin 0

Let’s talk about inheritance. You can go back to Gregor Mendel, who did a lot of work with Pea plants learning how genes are passed on, but lets keep it simple. Let’s use the gene [more]