Albinos are sensitive to light and need to be 3-4 months old to get used to light. They are very able to catch crickets in low light conditions and mostly feed in dim light when young. Turn off room lights when feeding.
The variation is the same mechanism that you see when you compare a normal wild imported leopard gecko to an orange phase designer gecko. If you take a wild imported leopard gecko and strip away all black pigment then you would have a "normal" wild-type albino. By introducing all my very best designer genes into our albino line each year we have been able to make "designer albinos" improve each season. You can make a more attractive leopard gecko from a wild-type pattern whether is is an amelanistic albino or not.
It is my opinion that all the albino genes came from the same wild-imported population in Pakistan in 1996. Since I have had the albino genes the longest of any breeder, I have taken and created my own line of mutations by introducing my designer gene pool into the albino project. Each year my line is being improved through selective breedings. My line of albino genes is the most abundant throughout the herp community. Line breeding or breeding siblings together is not detrimental. My colony of non-albinos has been inbred and line bred for 25 generations with no ill effects.
In carrying this project into it's fourth year, I have also laid down the recessive designer body patterns for "patternless", "jungle" and "striped" phases, in these offspring so that you may get albinos of all known patterns.
It is a slang term for the word heterozygous. A "het" outwardly looks like a normal example of a given species, but genetically carries one or more less dominant (or recessive) traits, such as being albinistic or striped patterned.
This term is applied to a recessive genetic characteristic (like being an albino) that when bred to itself only produces offspring that resemble itself. In this project, when you breed an albino with another albino you will get only albino offspring.
50% of the offspring stand a chance of being albino hets and 50% can be albinos. NO offspring can be produced that don't carry the albino gene.
It means that that particular gecko has a 50% (one in two) chance of actually carrying the gene for albinism. It also means that it has a 50% chance of being a normal leopard gecko, as well.
Statistically, out of every four young, you could get one albino, two hets and one normal leopard gecko. Another way of expressing such results is that you stand a 25% chance out of every young hatched of it being an albino.
Yes. 1999 is my first time to ever offer any of my Tremper albino genes to anyone. Therefore, breeders will have young of their own from early 2000 on.
At this time, you can buy any amount of albino females you wish.
Yes I do, but remember this is a species that can increase its population by a factor of 8-10 every 12 months. Good looking geckos will always be valuable.
They can make red, orange, yellow, chocolate brown, white, blue, tan - every color except black.
No. Every albino has varying amounts of red eye pigment. Some eyes get more of the fine wavy red lines on the pupil with age and others have a grey tone colored pupil with minute red, orange or pink lines. The eyes not only vary from albino to albino, but for a given albino they vary with age. All albinos are light sensitive and therefore close their eyes in bright light.