Thanks for sharing that Nicked! Personally I am not convinced that the clear spores are viable or that they don't get darker with maturity. I do feel that there are a few darker spores though the may be lighter than normal, that get through to actually germinating for the next generation. I do believe that I could also get visuals on immature spores from a normal pigmented mushroom if Santa bring me a new microscope. That's just my belief and not looking to go back and forth on it, but would like to see some evidence that is convincing to myself. I also don't have an issue understanding that leucitic and albino mushrooms are different . I can clearly see the difference. I just have a hard time understanding how we base this what we perceive as colorless spores or that if an Abino produces a few colored spores that it can no longer be and albino. I suppose one easily find a few dark spores to debunk a true albino much easier than testing millions of clear spore for viability in this situation.
The written stuff was not mainly directed at you, you see based on some comments that it was necessary to repeatedly talk about the differences.
Keep in mind with APE and GWM - I think you are not fully convinced because of these two - damaged dna from GWM and an albino cross (APE) are both not pure albinos, APE is mixed genetic of albino and non albino, GWM (I'll just believe the chemical part, theres no reason to make up such a story and theres also at least to my knowledge no other variety like that) also is not a natural mutation.
Those are both different storys than a naturally occuring albino (thats not been crossed after the albinism was stabilized).
APE version 1.0 from sporeworks for example is very unstable.
A mate had from one syringe three different cap colors (white, orange and blue) and a bigass mutation similar to enigma but not like corals
more like a giant white poop, its very unstable and the non albino part must cause some dark spores.
The albinos also produce ALOT less spores, they are clearly visible, even though transparent (the light reflection still makes them visible on paper or foil, except in water!), there will be aswell undeveloped spores in dark prints but something is genetically different with albinos and I think the very low amount of spores and the undeveloped spores have the same origin.
I'll leave it like that, I see that you will have to see yourself to change your mind.
It was a pleasure to have this talk, many people just close up and are not willing to actually talk about stuff