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Posted by: zach_whitman at Wed May 23 23:34:15 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zach_whitman ]  
   

Hey Frank

Good to hear from you back on the cool forum. Gettin tired of yellin at em to "keep em hot and feed em a lot" over on the monitor forum? Just kidding, I am actually saving up for my first pair of ackies.

You are right. For something to be hypomelanistic, or have less black, there has to be a normal standard to compare less to. I wasn't seriously saying that coastals should be called hypos, just comenting that they are lighter and do produce less melanin than desert phase.

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>>> A hypo is not the shade of black or brown. Its the density of the melanocytes. Hypos have few melanocytes and appear translucent to some degree. With fewer melanocytes the darker markings appear less dark, liter brown or black,if you will and less dense. The liter colors are also less dense, and appear liter. So you cannot have a true hypo with normal lite colors.


   

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