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CARAMEL_ALBINO_BALL_PYTHON

Caramel Albino Ball PythonScientific Name: Python regius
Common Name:
Ball Python
Morph:
Caramel Albino ( T+ ) or Xanthic
Genetics: Color Mutation - Simple Recessive ( NERD )

The Caramel Albinos "AKA" Xanthics "AKA" T-Positive Albinos are one of the most beautiful ball python mutations. They are albinos........they have red eyes....and lack dark pigments. But they are a different type of albino.......when we think of albino.......we think of yellow and white with pink eyes.

The Caramels are ( T positive )........and the regular yellow and white albinos are ( T-negative )........the "T" stands for "Tyrosinase"........Tyrosinase is the enzyme essential in synthesis of melanin ( darker pigments )..........so an Albino that is ( T-negative ) will only be yellow and white because it "lacks" tyrosinase.......and a Albino that is ( T-positive ) will still be albino.......but will have darker pigments because it's tyrosinase enzyme is functional.

Real simply put........a T-negative's enzyme is turned off...........and a T-positive's enzyme is turned on.........one can produce darker pigment.........and one can not...........so there you have it..........two different types of Albinos.

I have a group of heterozygous and possible heterozygous Caramel Albino ball pythons........I'm hoping to produce my first Caramel in 2003..........I got eggs in 2002 from a het x het breeding.........but the odds were not with me, there were no baby Caramels.....:)

The pics below are from The Snake Keeper's and Nerd's Caramel Albino stock.

OTHER_IMAGES ::
Caramel Albino Ball Python "NERD" Caramel Albino Ball Python " The Snake Keeper" Baby Caramel Albino Ball Python "NERD" Caramel Albino Ball Python " NERD" Caramel Albino Ball Python "NERD"

 
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