Is mystery snail breeding ruled by phenotype or genotype?

  1. I’ve had a lot of snail clutches by now and they come out in every shade and color possible. I have never been able to breed all one color. Mine tend to be a combination of blue,brown, yellow, and white. I’ve only had like two come out purple, and none of my snails are even purple to begin with.

  2. You are 100% correct about asexual reproduction being cloning. I’d still argue, because I like science and debating not because I’m a jerk lol, that the lack of genetic diversity is essentially the truest form of inbreeding. But that’s just me playing devils advocate.

  3. One correction here is that asexual snails like bladder snails self fertilize, which does NOT result in a clone of the parent.

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