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Old 10-07-02, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hypo means that it has a reduced ammount of one of the 3 pigments that give the snake its color.

The three pigments that give the colors to snakes are:
melanin - gives the black coloring (therefore hypomelanistic is reduced black);
erythrin - gives red coloring; and
xanthin - gives the yellow coloring.

Donno about the salmon boa

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