Pink-eyed dilution gene

Young mice exhibiting the pink-eyed dilution gene (MisterMiceGuy 2019). The first documented version of the pink-eyed dilution mutation is believed to come from Asia and today there are over 100 documented varieties. Some of them occurred due to spontaneous natural mutations while others were induced mutations by means of x-ray or chemical mutagens. The genes …

The Long Hair Genes

Pied Recessive Yellow mouse with long hair (Photo Credit: MisterMiceGuy) MisterMiceGuy has always been enamored with long haired animals and mice are no exception. In fact is seems that long haired mice are very popular among pet owners and hobby breeders in general (The Finnish Mouse Club 2020). Because of this MisterMiceGuy is incorporating long …

The Roan Gene

A gene that MisterMiceGuy is working with is the Roan gene. In order to learn more about this gene an inquiry was made to the Fancy Mouse Breeders' Association private group that revealed there may not be much research that has been conducted into the Roan gene and that much of what is written is …

The Rex Gene

MisterMiceGuy is focusing on breeding mice who have curly/wavy hair. The gene responsible for this trait is called Rex (Re) and is located on the chromosome 11 (Crew & Auerbach 1939, Sundberg and King Jr 1996). The Rex gene is also commonly known Astrex (The Finnish Mouse Club 2020). A short haired young adult male …

The Common Mouse Mite, Myocoptes musculinus

Mites are a common problem in laboratory mice with somewhere around 33% of research institutions reporting at least one colony infection of mites (Mook and Benjamin 2008). The most common species being the surface-feeding species, Myocoptes musculinus (Mook and Benjamin 2008). The most common species of fur mite in mice Myocoptes musculinus, photo credit: (Сергій …