kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research  
click here for Rodent Pro
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Earth Day . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Apr 26, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - May 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - May 04, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Exotic Pets Expo - Manasas - May 05, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - May 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - May 12, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - May 18, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - May 19, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  San Diego Herp Society Meeting - May 21, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - May 24, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 

Correction on that...


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Leopard Gecko Forum ]

Posted by WaxWormFan on May 09, 2003 at 16:19:39:

In Reply to: good thoughts, but... posted by The Lizard Lady on May 09, 2003 at 11:57:43:

There are wild hypos and even patternless I believe. Certainly they are rather dull, which is one reason many hypos in captivity are so dull.

:There is a vast difference when considering the natural development of pigmentation in human beings which is believed to have 'evolved' or adapted over hundreds of thousands of years depending on their environment vs. genetically engineered Leopard Geckos color morphs over a period of 10 - 20 years. As far as I know, there are no natural occuring 'albino' Leopard Geckos in the wild (or at least none have ever been seen.) Wild caught Leopard Geckos are all 'normal' phase.. tan, brown, and black with high melanin levels... rather dull in appearance.

:We must keep in mind that it is due to the efforts of breeders that have developed them that we now enjoy all the beautiful color morphs that are available today. Albinos, Tangerines, Hypos, Carrott-tails, etc. are not natural occurances. By whatever means they were developed, be it selective genetics, line breeding, temperature manipulation, or all of these methods, that there are such diverse color phases in Leopard Geckos and many other species of reptiles.
:





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Leopard Gecko Forum ]