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#925139 - 03/30/10 10:53 PM Did my mosaic turn platinum as she got older?
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I didn't expect her color to get this light and now I am wandering if she is turning platinum.
You can see photos of her here:
http://4suggies.webs.com/
the first was when she was 3 months old and the second is at a year old.

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#925158 - 03/30/10 11:13 PM Re: Did my mosaic turn platinum as she got older? [Re: ]
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A lot of mosaics "powder out" as they get older. My Monet did the same thing, although not as drastically.

The photo marked "Two" is the day I got him at abut 9 weeks old (before he had a real name lol), and the one marked Monet is from last summer at just over a year old.


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#925172 - 03/30/10 11:30 PM Re: Did my mosaic turn platinum as she got older? [Re: TheGliderPlayroom]
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My mosaic did that too, some do it as they get older.
It's really not all that uncommon.

Here he is 3 months ago (he's gotten lighter since, his dorsal stripe is disappearing, and his body is turning white instead of silver)


Here he is at 5 weeks OOP
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#925181 - 03/30/10 11:47 PM Re: Did my mosaic turn platinum as she got older? [Re: Glide_Bye_Lily]
4suggies
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Thanks for sharing! Any idea as to how long the colors will be fading? If it happens much longer, she will turn solid white! LOL

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#925184 - 03/30/10 11:55 PM Re: Did my mosaic turn platinum as she got older? [Re: ]
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I've seen mosaics do just that. Well turn nearly white at least. smile
I've also heard it happening throughout the gliders lifetime. I don't think there is anyway to tell how long it will last or how white your glider will get. grin
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