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Amelanistic Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

  • Genotype
  • Base Morph
  • Allelic to
  • Also known as

    Red Albino

  • Variants
  • Description

    Amelanistics lack the black pigment melanin, and was the first mutation (or morph) to be discovered. The first amel corn was caught in North Carolina in 1953. In 1959, Dr Bernard Bechtel bred the original specimen to three normal females, producing babies that were "het for" Amelanism, then those back to each other to produce the very first Captive Bred corn snake morph in 1961.
    An orange body with red or dark orange blotches outlined with white.

    Allelic to and codominant with Ultra which means if a cornsnake is het Amel and het Ultra it creates the third phenotype (visual morph) Ultramel.

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