Black Night

First Produced By: Ferry Zuurmond

Issues: Weak Health

First Produced In: Unknown

Availability: Common

Last Updated: 2022-01-21

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About

The Black Night Leopard Gecko, an extremely hypermelanistic (very dark) leopard gecko has generated a lot of interest since it came on the market. [1]

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Issues

Due to the inbreeding in the genes they are slow growers and bad breeders.

Females tend to lay bad eggs and the good eggs don’t seem strongly fertile and tend to die or hatch with kinked tails.

For best results, it’s a good idea to outcross them responsibly in order to keep them as healthy as possible. [4]

History

The Black Night Leopard Gecko is a line bred trait with over 15 years of work from Ferry Zuurmond. [2]

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Appearance

Body

Black Night produces full black leopard geckos with no pattern.

When a Black Night hatches it can show pattern. However the pattern does seem to be swallowed up by blackness. Furthermore the darkness is very influenced by heat. [3]

Controversy

Untrustworthy breeders keep Black Nights on lower temperatures to increase the darkness but when they are sold and put back on normal temperatures the blackness fades away. I personally like to breed the darkest in spring raised on normal temperatures. [5]

Proven Lines

Eco Geckos Line

Related Traits

No known related traits

Combos

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