The Mack Super Snow is a brand new morph of Leopard Gecko created by John and Amy Mack of - Reptiles By Mack. According to John it is the first Co-Dom form of Leopard Gecko. He is basing this on the fact that like the Pastel Jungle phase of Ball Python there is a visible Het phase and a visible Super phase. The Het Phase (heterozygous), of the Mack Super Snow hatches out as a banded black and white Gecko with normal grayish colored eyes. As a baby it very much resembles the regular selectively bred Snow phase Leopard Geckos that are currently on the market. The Super form (homozygous) of the Mack Super Snow hatches out pinkish colored with a distinctive striping down its back and tail with pure black eyes. As hatchlings there is no possible way you cannot distinguish between the two hence John's Co-Dom classification.
I hope you enjoy checking them out.
Here is a picture of the two different hatchling forms of Mack Super Snow's. The black and white banded one is a Mack Co-Dom Snow and the stripe backed one is a Mack Co-Dom Super Snow. These guy's hatched here on 6/27/05. I will have a full picture layout of the development of the Super Snow further on down the page.
Below are pictures of the sub-adult and adult phase. The Super or (homozygous form) start below.
Here is a picture of a Las Vegas Albino's eye just for a reference.
Here is a picture of one of the Super Snow's heterozygous forms eye. This is the non-super form and the eye looks like a normal Leopard Geckos eye.
Here is the picture of one of the homozygous forms eye. This is the Super form and as you can see the eye is pure black. Under the right kind of lighting you can see the vertical slit of the pupil, but it is impossible to photograph.
Here is a picture of the two different hatchling forms of Super Snow's one hour after they came out of the eggs. Their mother was a Super Snow and their father was a Co-Dom.
Here is a picture of just the Super Snow on 6/27/05, one hour after He came out of the egg.
Here is a picture of the Super Snow on 7/3/05, right after it's first shed. It is already starting to darken.
Here is a picture of the Super Snow on 7/10/05. As you can see, it's color is starting to come in.
Here is a picture of the Super Snow on 7/17/05. The bands are starting to darken and the white coloration is starting to show through.
Here is a picture of the Super Snow on 8/7/05. It is getting more striped and darker in color.
In the past I have had terrible luck in beating the odds when it comes to trying to hatch out Double Hets (like never with Tremper Albino to Patternless) but this year I finally beat them. Today while checking the incubators I found my very first Tremper Albino Mack Super Snow.
Here are a couple of pictures of her.
This last one is the same picture as above but cropped on just the eye. You can really see the red coloration of it in this one.
I will update this as she grows to see her development.
To be continued.