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Morph: T+ Albino, T Plus Albino, Tyrosinase Positive Albino

History: There has been several Albino Dione Ratsnakes found in the wild. The line which is being captive bred in captivity at present originates from a normal coloured gravid female captured near Beijing Zhang Luyang. Of the three eggs she laid one contained a beautiful yellowish-pink hatchling, a T+ Albino. The first captive breeding was done in 2010 by Tula Exotarium, Russia. The first captive breeding in a private collection was achieved by Gidi Van de Belt of The Netherlands, who hatched a male on 24th June 2011.

Notes: Tyrosinase is an enzyme needed to produce melanin (black pigment) in T minus animals (normal Albino's) tyrosinase is not produced which results in the complete lack of black.

In T+ (postive) Albinos tyrosinase is present but is blocked from gaining access into the melanophores. Which you might think is the same thing and would give T minus and T positive Albinos the same appearance, which can be the case when they are hatchlings ... but it's like a leaky tap ... that continually adds minute amounts of melanin to the snake throughout it's life. They get browner as they mature and the eyes also darken somewhat.

  • T+ Albino
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt
  • Albino T+ 'Beijing'
  • Author: Zerkle Reptile Co.
  • T+ Albino
  • Author: Jesper Lund
  • T+ Albino
  • Author: AC Snakes
  • Albino T+ 'Beijing'
  • Author: Zerkle Reptile Co.
  • T+ Albino
  • Author: AC Snakes

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