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    Hello

    I buy this Female maybe 4 Years ago in a Petstore as Normal.
    In adulthood she starts to darken up, and with every Year she gets darker.
    I decided to wait and see what happen, but now i think is time to show...

    in my opinion she have lot of potential, but maybe im wrong...
    What you guys think, is she just a dark Normal or maybe a Hypermelanistic?

    darker phase daylight Pic 1 & 2





    brightest phase daylight Pic 3



    with Flashlight Pic 4 & 5





    Best Regards
    Mike

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    It looks like a darker normal. What are you cage temps?

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    Its a normal

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    Room-temperature is 28 Tank has Hotspots up to 34.
    Have all my Leos in the same Room.

    Yes, maybe its just a Normal.
    But can you see the concentration of melanin on the Back, the bigger Spots and the almost Black Tail?

    The founders of BlackPearls and Black Velvets, talking about a velvet looking Black. The same i can see on the concentratet black on back and neck area...

    How i say, maybe im wrong.
    But except the Original Black Pearl and Blackie the original Black Velvet, i never see a darker Gecko!

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    She is a beautiful hypermelanistic Normal. I have a hypermelanistic Mack Snow (Dark Chocolate). She would certainly have great potential, but the problem is to find a breeder male! You won't be able to get hold of a male Black Perl or Black Velvet, unless you have good relations to Poland or Sweden You could search pet stores or private breeders for a hypermelanistic Normal male, and maybe you get lucky this way!

    Good luck!

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    She's really pretty!

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