Corn Snakes Forum
Hey. I’ve been reading up on all the different morphs and I’ve got up to the Hypomelanistic section of the Corn Snake Manual, though I’m a bit hazy on some of them. I was wondering could you guys tell me if i’ve got this right?
A lack of black pigment
often brightens other colours
Results in snakes with no black, such as:
Inability to form red and most yellow pigments
Lack of red and most yellow
Type A Anerythrism - Lack Red, can have yellow
Type B Anerythrism - Lack Red and most yellow (None or very little - charcoal)
Melanistic: Form of Anery or Hypo, pure black. No such corn though Chocolates come close.
Type A - Black pigment reduced wit ages. Fades to brown or all together.
Type B - Okeetee Patterns and less than usual ammount of black.
Type C - (Lava corn) Translucence to black pigment, lighter in colour than other Hypos, predominantley orange.
Type D - ’Ultra hypo’ so lacking in melanin they appear almost amelanistic but without the red eyes.
The other area in which I am confused is the ’Carolina Corn’. As far a I know snakes carrying this gene (or something like that) are able to reach 5-6 ft. (With three of the relatives of my snake being around 7ft) Rather than the usual 3-4. Is this correct? How long would it take a corn with this gene to reach full size.
Thanks very much guys I would appreciate any help. Cheers!