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Albino tarantula??? 1 year 8 months ago #61379

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Hi guys just wandering you get albino snakes, albino lions and albino alligators do you get a albino tarantula???
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Albino tarantula??? 1 year 8 months ago #61385

www.tarantulasus.com/showthread.php/4710-Albino-Tarantula

answer out of the post :

Albinism (from Latin albus, "white"; see extended etymology, also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis) is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. .............. While an organism with complete absence of melanin is called an albino ( /ælˈbaɪnoʊ/
Found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albino


Tyrosinase

.............Tyrosinase, refers to an oxidase, which is the rate limiting enzyme for controlling the production of melanin. It is mainly involved in two distinct reactions of melanin synthesis...........
found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrosinase

Melanin.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanin

Spiders are one of the few groups in which it has not been detected.
Melanin Not found in the spider = no albino's possible due to not being a defect
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Albino tarantula??? 1 year 8 months ago #61391

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Yes there is haplopelma albinostriatum :lol:
Just a joke :laugh:
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Albino tarantula??? 1 year 8 months ago #61400

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Technically speaking, it would be impossible for any exo-skeletal creature to be an albino (please correct me if I'm wrong)

Albinism is caused by a deficiency of melanin which is stored in the skin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes which are in the basal layer of the epidermis. Since tarantulas have no "skin" and therefore no epidermis they cannot lack melanin and cannot be albinos.

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Albino tarantula??? 1 year 8 months ago #61402

Panama wrote:
Technically speaking, it would be impossible for any exo-skeletal creature to be an albino (please correct me if I'm wrong)

Albinism is caused by a deficiency of melanin which is stored in the skin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes which are in the basal layer of the epidermis. Since tarantulas have no "skin" and therefore no epidermis they cannot lack melanin and cannot be albinos.

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Hmm, wrong, crabs and snails have exo-skeletons and you do get albino crabs and snails.... Weird
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