I wonder about the differences between the kinds of achatina fulica. I know that the fulica exists in different kinds or colours. White jade is with albino body, dark shell? Rodatzi yellow shell, albino body? I've know idea about it and it is not clear at all for me on the internet. I would appreciate it if somebody will explain this.
Ps: Sorry for my deficient English, I am just attempting
Quick run down of A.fulica types and colours: Name: A. fulica. Colour:typical normal colour. common names: fulica, normal fulica etc
Name: A. fulica form albino. Colour: brown shell albino body. Common names: jade, albino jade, albino fulica
Name: A. fulica subsp hamelli. Colour: looks like "normal" A. fulica common names: hamelli commonly confused for "normal" A. fulica
Name: A. fulica subsp hamelli form rodatzi. Colour: Yellow shell dark body: common names: rodatzi
All the following are constructs from cross breeding the subspecies hamelli with the albino form of A. fulica (aka jade). These snails have become so common and the nominate race and subspecies kept together so frequently that the vast majority of younger snails have very probably (in my opinion) one of these crosses in their history .
name: A. fulica construct jadatzi form jadatzi. Colour: yellow shell albino body. common names jadatzi, full albino jadatzi
Name: A. fulica construct jadatzi form rodatzi. Colour: Yellow shell dark body. common names: dark jadatzi, rodatzi (commonly confused for "pure" rodatzi and often sold as such)
Name: A. fulica construct jadatzi form jade. colour: dark shell albino body. common names: jade (commonly confused for "pure" jades and likely sold as such)
Name: A. fulica construct jadazti form "normal". colour: as normal fulica. common names: fulica, jadatzi normal (commonly confused for normal fulica and commonly sold as normal fulica)
do hamelli look the same as standard fulica? From what ive read, could be completely wrong, are hamelli the same as fulica in appearance but are identified by the fact they carry albino gene? which can only be proven through breeding?
Im probably completely wrong but this has always confused me so would like to understand it lol