Designing: Lace

Created: 6 March 2021, 11:49:00 UTC
Last updated: 4 October 2023, 05:19:22 UTC





Bullet; White Lace creates a stripey patterning on the ketucari's coat similar to the patterning found on the bumblebee, pinstripe,
spider, and super blast ball pythons pictured HERE (use CTRL+F to find them). You can Google these
morphs to find more examples.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, lace is denoted by the letters "nLc" (heterozygous). The homozygous (LcLc) version
of lace is called acid.
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, lace has a pass rate of 50%. Acid has a pass rate of 75%.


Lace must be a darker color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is darker. Lace may be pure black.

Dskyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a darker version of the base, or a darker and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Dskno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for lace. They are either lighter than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.


Since lace can appear anywhere on the body, there is no minimum range diagram for it. It must cover enough of the body that it is immediately recognizable.

Lace vs. Similar Markings

Acid vs. Lace

The image below shows the difference in width between acid and lacing patterning. The lacing stripes below are the maximum width for lacing.

Acid Lace Comp by Matriarchs-Haunt

Lace vs. Striping vs.. Marble

Be careful that lacing doesn't too closely resemble striping or marbling.

Marble/stripe/lace by Matriarchs-Haunt

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over lace.
Bullet; White Lace can be influenced by infernovapor, and segment.
Bullet; White When paired with webbing, you may layer the markings on top of eachother as normal, OR choose one of the options below:

Airbrush a darker shade of the base along the topline (similar to sable), then erase away the irregular "ripple" lines for your webbing. Then erase away larger, bolder lines the create a "cut-away" version of lace on top of the webbing.

Laceweb2 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Airbrush a darker shade of the base along the topline (similar to sable), but forego the ripple lines of webbing. Erase away only the lace lines to create the cut-away lace.

Laceweb1 by Matriarchs-Haunt
Lastly, a webbing + lace combination may simply turn the lace into a lighter shade of the base coat, with no actual webbing visible. If using this option, the lacing may not be white.

Laceweb3 by Matriarchs-Haunt


Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Lace may have a subtle, light halo around the stripes:

Shyea 300 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Lace may have a subtle gradient that fades into the base coat, like below.

Cobalt 1026 by Matriarchs-Haunt