Axanthic (TSK)

First Produced By: TSK Inc.

Aliases: Ax TSK

First Produced In: 1999 [1]

Availability: Higher

Last Updated: 2021-12-03

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About

There are multiple lines of non-allelic Axanthics, with the most worked with being the TSK, VPI, Joliff and MJ lines.

Axanthic Ball Pythons have a mutation called Axanthism that only affects the xanthophores to either prevent or greatly reduce production of yellow and red pigmentation. The resulting snake is usually a mixture of black, grays and whites as the axanthic mutation does not affect the melanophores (brown and black pigment), or iridophores (iridescent pigmentation).

History

Dan and Colette Sutherland. The Snake Keeper breeding program is based in Utah. They bred their first Axanthic Ball Python in 1999.

Appearance

Head

The head of an Axanthic Ball Python doesn’t vary much, if at all, from that of a Normal Ball Python pattern-wise.

Body

The body of an Axanthic Ball Python doesn’t vary much, if at all, from that of a Normal Ball Python pattern-wise.

Belly

The belly of an Axanthic Ball Python doesn’t vary much, if at all, from that of a Normal Ball Python pattern-wise.

Tail

The tail of an Axanthic Ball Python doesn’t vary much, if at all, from that of a Normal Ball Python pattern-wise.

Proven Lines

No known proven lines.

Related Traits

No known related traits.

Combos

  • Sk True Ghost (Axanthic (TSK) Ghost)

Relative Availability