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what makes it an Ivory or Albino mystery snail?

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To start, yes I've read this article on mystery snail colors and genetics and it does not answer my questions and yes I have searched endlessly on Applesnail.net for answers as well. I cannot make an account on their site and ask them either as their sign-up page is very buggy and does not load the CAPCHA correctly, not allowing me to see the entire CAPCHA image or what I'm typing into it.

 

I want to know what makes a mystery snail an albino VS it being an Ivory. Why can one be sold as one and not the other? If a true albino snail is to have no pigmentation then are the mystery snails with chestnut shells I see sold as "albino" not really albino?

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I think the simple answer is that none of them or several of them are albino. The name "albino" is a trade name that is applied unevenly. I've seen "albino" used to describe mystery snails that are ivory, gold, and light-bodied w/ pink or purple shell color.

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