Misconception RHM023:

How old an organism is when it acquires an environmentally induced characteristic will affect whether the characteristic is passed on to its offspring (e.g. If a father lost a finger as a child he will pass the missing-finger trait to his children, but if he lost his finger as an adult he will not pass the missing-finger trait to his children) (Kargbo et al., 1980).

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If a mouse loses its tail in a mousetrap and has babies later, there will be no effect on the tails of the baby mice.