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Question Light melanoid?

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Is it possible for light melanoids to exist? I Thought they had to be black or very dark due to the excess of malanin? think i am going to pick one up after work, for the last addition to my family :) I saw her in the pet store at lunch.

she is malanoid because she lacks the shiny eye ring and shiny skin, but she is a very light grey colour with very fine freckles, I'll post a picture of her tonight after i bring her home. She is so cute!

She has an injury though, one of her front legs looks like it has been bitten quite severely, it is all white with bits flaking off. It doesn't look like fungus just dead skin. I will quarantine her for a few weeks and nurse the leg, i was going to keep her in cool clean water. Would salt bath help? I know they are great for killing nasties but would it help her heal too?

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she looks like this picture i found on the net:

http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/i...72df37b6/l.jpg

very similar colour.
I'm so excited i pick her up in 15 minutes



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She looks lovely go for it and let us see a pic of her once you have brought her home



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Pics please, you must be home by now?


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yellow.....where are the piccies????

On the salt baths, I think I would wait and see if it is fungus first. If there is fungus then you will have to start salt baths but if ther isnt fungus i wouldnt do them yet. The salt baths might burn the open leg and make it worse.



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Yes this is her! but the photo is terible, she looks quite dark and brown here because of lighting, i will try to get another tomorrow morning. She is closer to the colour of the one in the linked picture with a bit more brown. She is much lighter IRL so cute.

The top right leg, as you can se in the pic is very puffy, its twice as big as the others. The only real open part is up where it attaches to her body which you can't see in the picture. It looks craked and sore, but i think the puffy part is where it is healing because she has grown another foot on top of it! you can just see the mini foot down the bottom, sort on top of the massive origonal foot. So cool! I think it will heal, she settled in quite quickly and ate two worms no worries, so i dont think it is bothering her too much.

I had an interesting conversation with the pet store owner when i picked her up but i will start a new thread... its a bit ranty

Isn't she cute! I will try another picture tomorrow. Her name is Snack, because it looks like someone snacked on her leg.



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she is sooo cute thanks for the pic. Lots of nice juicy worms and lots ot TLC (tender loving care) and she will be fine. Fascinating how the front leg has re-grown. Like the name Snack



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Snack Is doing well, she looks much calmer and likes being in the dark. She eats like a pig! and she devours the red wrigglers unlike my other axies who spit them.



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I can't see the pics on my laptop, would you be able to upload some more as attached thumbnails



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i cant get it to work that way you can follow the link i provided? she is very similar to that



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no silly internet. Does she look a bit like those lavender ones that jay somers was posting about by chance?



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no its not quite as purple or spotted :)



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I have a lighter colored melanoid too. She's kind of charcoal on top with a light grey belly. Here's a picture of her.

Both of my little ladies love the camera, so little Penelope couldn't resist getting in there with Anouke.
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thats fantastic! such loveley gills



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