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Albino Scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Lizamphid, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Lizamphid

    Lizamphid Arachnopeon

    just been on a forum based in the Uk, and seen a picture of what appears to be an albino with red eyes, now...the debate is, thats its not possable to get an Albino scorp... so i thought i would ask the experts on here...is it possable?
  2. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Do you have the link? I have my own thought but I wanna see the pictures for myself.
  3. Steven Valys

    Steven Valys Arachnobaron

  4. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    can somone give me the url to the picture i cant see it on this computer.
  5. bigdog999

    bigdog999 Arachnoknight Old Timer

  6. jawlessemu

    jawlessemu Arachnosquire Old Timer

  7. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Much obliged...woah doesnt look like a fresh molt. Nor albino. Might be looking at a really cool new morph if the person knows how to breed them.
  8. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Wow, never seen that before.
  9. ZooRex

    ZooRex Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Wow, way cool! Definatly looks like a new phase/morph. The dude on the original site isn't exactly correct, it doesn't need to be stark white with red eyes to be an albino, it just needs to lack black pigment. ~ Rex
  10. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thats right. And comple lack of any pigmentation is Leucism
  11. dairy

    dairy Arachnoknight

    It would be interesting to see (assuming you could isolate and breed for this morph) the effects of UV light. I know it's not good in large doses for a regular scorp, but I wonder if this one can handle even a small amount. Anyone ever heard of this being encountered and recorded outside of captivity from a reliable source?
  12. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    Cool mutation. Breed that ish and see what happens. If all offspring are black its probably recessive....than breed two of the black offspring together and hope for 4:1 black:white babies...this is neato for sure!
  13. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thats exactly what I would do. Get some blondies into the Scorp world
  14. Vidaro

    Vidaro Arachnobaron Old Timer

    well...its impossible for a scorpion to be albino coz it allready lack melanin, think about it , if it was possible it would be like 30% of each breed would turn out to b albino since they mate between siblings and parents. Thats how they make albino reptiles and even mammals like tigers and lions sometimes.
    Its probably somethings else that effects the exoskeleton in a way like that, maybe the exoskeleton lacks something that stops it from hardening and make it look like that.
    However it looks preety awesome
  15. Shagrath666

    Shagrath666 Arachnobaron

    im pretty sure the term for that which is albino but not albino is eulucid, lacking pigment in some areas but not a total lack.
  16. Shagrath666

    Shagrath666 Arachnobaron

    or that, im now more sure your right
  17. Lizamphid

    Lizamphid Arachnopeon

    Thanks for all your replys, a well interesting scorp. pity i didnt own it, could be worth a few bucks???
    best wishers
  18. kbekker

    kbekker Arachnoknight

    They lack melanin? Other inverts produce black pigmentation through melanin.
  19. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    It could just me a color morph guy....either way I'm almost positive you can breed more.
  20. Vidaro

    Vidaro Arachnobaron Old Timer

    there is no melanin on the shell of the scorpion. if there was they wouldnt glow.
    As the other poster said on the forum of that picture they have melanin only arround the eyes and he said an other place to. notice that those are the only areas that dont glow. they might produce melanin on the skin underneath it though but thats a different story