November 2004 - After four years of development........
the A.P.T.O.R. = a Carrot-head, Carrot-tail, Hypo Tangerine,
Patternless, Tremper Albino in both normal and Giant size.
A.P.T.O.R.s have the regularly pigmented albino eye.
This new patternless gene is totally separate from the "leucistic" and
blizzard lines, and therefore, will combine genetically with all other
known morphs. Notice that it lacks any banded pattern so often seen in
all hypo variations, which have been derived from the "Florida" strain.
The A.P.T.O.R. does not carry the gene to make the banded body pattern.
It hatches 90-100% patternless (see above photo) and often carries the
gene for reverse stripe. Any pattern seen is in the form of small
light-colored, mid-dorsal, spots, circles or faint lines, which are
often overtaken by the tangerine during the first 8 months of growth.
In the year 2000 I developed a tangerine line of albinos whereby the
the orange body markings take over the existing lighter body pattern.
This can occur in striped, reverse striped, jungle and banded patterned
albinos that carry this gene mutation. I call this condition "Super
Tangerine". Others have labeled this same mutation as "hyglo" or
"hybino". The A.P.T.O.R. hatches with very little, if any pattern,
whereas the Super Tangerine hatch with a well-defined pattern of
tangerine and light gray and within the first 10 months of age vigorous
pigment expansion and migration makes for a very nice gecko - sometimes
appearing almost patternless themselves.