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    Hypo / Ghost

    The terms "Ghost" and "Hypo" (short for hypomelanistic) are virtually synonymous in the ball python world. This is a color mutation with reduced amounts of black pigment. The animals appear faded and often look as if they are about to go into shed. When they do shed, the sloughed off skin is clear with no visible pattern. There are different lines of ghost, most of which are compatible when bred together. Orange, butterscotch, green, and Bell are a few of the most common lines.

    The Ghost was first discovered by Kevin McCurley at NERD in 1994. An interesting bit of trivia to note...this was the very first visible mutation proven by NERD.


    Bell line - jsmorphs2 - Jess DeMarco


    Bell line - wapadi


    Bell line - wapadi


    Butterscotch line - muddoc - Tim Bailey


    Butterscotch line - muddoc - Tim Bailey


    Butterscotch w/ a normal - muddoc - Tim Bailey


    Butterscotch line - muddoc - Tim Bailey


    FatBoy - Frankie Burney


    jkobylka - Justin Kobylka


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    m00kfu


    Orange line - Albey - Albey Scholl


    Orange line - cinderbird - Samantha Wenitsky


    Orange line - koloo921


    Orange line - koloo921


    Orange line - PitOnTheProwl


    Orange line - PitOnTheProwl


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    deborah - Deborah Stewart


    deborah - Deborah Stewart


    deborah - Deborah Stewart

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    Last edited by JLC; 06-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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