hypomelanism

anonymous asked:

What's a hypo carpet python?

Hypo is short for hypomelanistic or hypomelanism, as seen here. It’s reduced pigmentation as opposed to albinism, which is a lack of melanin, or leucism which is a lack of or reduction of multiple or varying different types of pigmentation rather than just melanin. 

Hypo carpets are rare, very uncommon, and until they become a commonplace thing, they will be one hell of a trophy for whoever owns them while they’ve still got that Special Snowflake ribbon attached to their name.