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Old 10-07-02, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hypo

Hi, what is the definition of hypo and how do you get a snake to be a hypo? I seen a picture of a Salmon hypo Boa, why is it salmon.
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it ate to much fish
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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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The samon boa is a form of hypo. The founder is Rich Ihle. Here is a picture of one of my hypos and a link to Rich's site. samon boa
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There are 2 types of hypo for boa constrictors:

Hypomelanistic: absence of black pigmentation. Commonly called Salmons, Hypos, Orange Phase. Super Salmon etc.

Anerythristic: absence of red pigmentation. Don't know their common names.

I have read somewhere that hoggs are naturally hypomelanistic.
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wow, thanx guys, I never knew that!!!
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Anerythristic boas are not hypos they are anerys. These are two different genetic mutations. Hypos are a lack of black and anerys are a lack of red. They look nothing alike. It has not been proven that orange tails and samons are the same. Also there is another line. I think it is Sharron, boa woman, that produced them. They are a different hypo with out a doubt. Here is a page of boa morphs. boa morphs
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hypo het anery ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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