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Different Looking Western Diamondback?

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by pyeager1, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Thats a pretty lookin snake
  2. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

    I know it's an old thread but I just ran across some information on amelanism.
    "Amelanism (also known as amelanosis) is a pigmentation abnormality characterized by the lack of pigments called melanins, commonly associated with a genetic loss of tyrosinase function. "

    I think it maybe amelanistic.

  3. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)


    Amel and albino are pretty much the same and that is not an albino. It looks to be hypomelanistic. I also have snakes that are melanistic, hypermelanistic (more), and hypomelanistic (less). By true definition albino/amelanistic is a form of hypomelanism.

    Also there is t+ and t- (tyrosinase) and are not compatable.


  4. jwprentice1

    jwprentice1 New Member

    Just from looking at the equipment in the background of the original post,I would say that the snake was taken on the White Sands Missle Range near Alamogordo,New Mexico. The soil color there is buff to white coming from the Gypsum in the soil and lots of caliche there also. Neat looking Rattler.
  5. mario

    mario New Member

    Nice snake!!
  6. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    Wow thats pretty cool! PSYCHO (signed in on Tim's computer again!) ;D