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[[Image:Hatchling enigma alberto.JPG|thumb|right|Hatchling Enigma (Cadolini).]]
 
[[Image:Hatchling enigma alberto.JPG|thumb|right|Hatchling Enigma (Cadolini).]]
 
[[Image:Dssenigmaeye1.jpg|thumb|right|This is an eye shot of an Enigma (Locke).]]
 
[[Image:Dssenigmaeye1.jpg|thumb|right|This is an eye shot of an Enigma (Locke).]]
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[[Image:enigma.jpg|thumb|right|This is Tang Enigma (Surfinggeckos.com).]]
  
 
==Enigma==
 
==Enigma==
  
===What is an Enigma===
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===What is an Enigma?===
An Enigma is a Leopard Gecko which is a [[Dominate|dominate]] morph.  When classifying an Enigma, there are a few common features which all Enigmas seem to have.  When they hatch out, their spots tend to be blotches rather than bands.  When looking at their tails, the tails are almost all white.  As they grow older, the spotting increases and sometimes turns into speckles.
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An Enigma is a Leopard Gecko which is a [[Dominant|dominant]] morph.  When classifying an Enigma, there are a few common features which all Enigmas seem to have.  When they hatch out, their spots tend to be blotches rather than bands.  When looking at their tails, the tails are almost all white.  As they grow older, the spotting increases and sometimes turns into speckles.
  
 
===History===
 
===History===
The Enigmas are considered a random genetic mutation.  In 2006, Mark Bell produced the first Enigma when it randomly hatched out of one of his Leopard Gecko group.
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The Enigmas are considered a random genetic mutation.  In 2006, Mark Bell produced the first Enigma when it randomly hatched out of one of his Leopard Gecko groups.
 
[[Image:Tangenigma snowtremperenigma1.jpg|thumb|right|This is a comparision of a [[Tangerine]] [[Enigma]] and a [[Mack Snow]] [[Tremper Albino]] [[Enigma]] (Baronak).]]
 
[[Image:Tangenigma snowtremperenigma1.jpg|thumb|right|This is a comparision of a [[Tangerine]] [[Enigma]] and a [[Mack Snow]] [[Tremper Albino]] [[Enigma]] (Baronak).]]
 
[[Image:Tangenigma snowtremperenigma2.jpg|thumb|right|This is a comparision of a [[Tangerine]] [[Enigma]] and a [[Mack Snow]] [[Tremper Albino]] [[Enigma]] (Baronak).]]
 
[[Image:Tangenigma snowtremperenigma2.jpg|thumb|right|This is a comparision of a [[Tangerine]] [[Enigma]] and a [[Mack Snow]] [[Tremper Albino]] [[Enigma]] (Baronak).]]
  
 
===Genetics===
 
===Genetics===
When speaking the genetics of the [[Enigma]], they are very interesting.  If you are dealing with the [[Homozygous]] form of the Enigma, breeding it to another morph will give 100% Enigmas.  If it is the [[Heterozygous]] form, 50% of the hatchlings will be Enigmas, the other 50% will be Wild Types.
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The genetics of the [[Enigma]], are very interesting.  As of right now, there has yet to be a proven [[homozygous]] version of the Enigma,  so currently, the Enigma trait is acting as a [[dominant]] trait.
 
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When it comes to breeding Enigma to Enigma, there are three different scenarios. The first is breeding Homozygous Enigma to Homozygous Enigma.  The pairing will create 100% Enigmas which are Homozygous.  The next is Heterozygous Enigma to Homozygous Enigma.  This pairing will create 50% Enigmas that are Homozygous for Enigma and 50% Enigmas who are Heterozygous for Enigma.  The last pairing is Heterozygous Enigma paired with a Heterozygous Enigma.  This will have three different outcomes.  The first is 25% Homozygous Enigmas, next is 50% Heterozygous Enigmas, last is 25% [[Normal|Normals]].
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===Enigma Crosses===
 
===Enigma Crosses===
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====Blizzard====
 
====Blizzard====
Alberto and Matt from A&M Geckos have been able to produce [[Blizzard]] Enigmas and [[Blazing Blizzard]] Enigmas.  With the Blizzard Enigma, one [[dominate]] trait (Enigma) and one [[recessive]] trait are in play (Blizzard)While with the Blazing Blizzard Enigmas, there are two [[recessive]] traits (Albino and Blizzard) in play and one [[dominate]] trait (Enigma).
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Albey Scholl from Albey's "Too Cool" Reptiles has hatched the World's first [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]].  It can be seen below.  With the Tremper Albino Blazing Blizzard, there are two [[recessive]] traits in play, Albino and Blizzard, and a dominant trait, Enigma.
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Amblizzardenigma1.jpg|This is a Blizzard Enigma (Cadolini).
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Image:Albeytbbe1.jpg|This is a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
Image:Amblizzardenigma2.jpg|This is a Blizzard Enigma (Cadolini).
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Image:Albeytbbe2.jpg|This is a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
Image:Amblazingenigma1.jpg|This is a Blazing Blizzard Enigma (Cadolini).
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Image:Albeytbbe3.jpg|This is a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
Image:Amblazingblizzenigma1.jpg|This is a Blazing Blizzard Enigma (Cadolini).
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Image:Albeytbbe4.jpg|This is an eye shot of a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
Image:Blazingblizzardenigma2.jpg|This is a Blazing Blizzard Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Albeytbbe5.jpg|This is an eye shot of a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
Image:Blazingblizzardenigma1.jpg|This is a Blazing Blizzard Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Albeytbbe6.jpg|This is an eye shot of a [[Tremper Albino]] [[Blazing Blizzard]] [[Enigma]] from Albey (Scholl).
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</gallery>
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====Murphy Patternless====
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The Murphy Patternless Enigma is a combination morph: one [[dominant]] trait (Enigma) and one [[recessive]] trait are in play (Murphy Patternless).  In the case of the the Murphy Patternless Albino Enigmas, there are two [[recessive]] traits (Albino and Murphy Patternless) in play and one [[dominant]] trait (Enigma).  A&M Geckos was the first to produce an Albino Murphy Patternless Enigma on June 27, 2008.
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Image:Am_mp_tremper_enigma1.jpg|This is the world's first [[Tremper Albino]] [[Murphy Patternless]] [[Enigma]] (Cadolini).
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Image:Am_mp_enigma1.jpg|This is an eye shot of a [[Murphy Patternless]] [[Enigma]] (Cadolini).
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Image:Am_mp_enigma_comparison1.jpg|This is a comparison shot of an Albino and non Albino [[Murphy Patternless]] [[Enigma]] (Cadolini).
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Image:Am_mp_enigma_comparison2.jpg|This is a comparison shot of an Albino and non Albino [[Murphy Patternless]] [[Enigma]] (Cadolini).
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Image:Am_mp_enigma_comparison3.jpg|This is a comparison shot of an Albino and non Albino [[Murphy Patternless]] [[Enigma]] (Cadolini).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
====BEE====
 
====BEE====
A couple of breeders have been able to produce BEE's or [[Eclipse]] Enigmas.  In the BEE's, one [[dominate]] trait (Enigma) and one [[recessive]] (Eclipse) trait are in play.  The result is an Enigma with solid black eyes.  [[Mack Snow]] Enigmas have been produced with solid black eyes, but the eclipse trait is not in play.
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A couple of breeders have been able to produce BEE's or [[Eclipse]] Enigmas.  In the BEE's, one [[dominant]] trait (Enigma) and one [[recessive]] (Eclipse) trait are in play.  The result is an Enigma with solid black eyes.  [[Mack Snow]] Enigmas have been produced with solid black eyes, but the eclipse trait is not in play.
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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====Albino====
 
====Albino====
The expression of the Enigmas is interesting none the less.  The eyes of the Bell Albinos tend to be red while the [[Tremper Albino|Tremper Albinos]] have orange colored eyes.  Just like the other albinos, the body of the Enigma Albinos do not express black pigments.
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The color expression of the Enigmas is interesting nonetheless.  The eyes of the Bell Albinos tend to be red while the [[Tremper Albino|Tremper Albinos]] have orange colored eyes.  Just like the other albinos, the body of the Enigma Albinos do not express black pigments.
  
 
=====Bell=====
 
=====Bell=====
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Bellenigma1.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Baronak).
 
Image:Bellenigma1.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Baronak).
Image:Enimgasnowbell1.jpg|This is an example of a Mack Snow Bell.  You can see the red in the eyes (Baronak).
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Image:Enimgasnowbell1.jpg|This is an example of a Mack Snow Bell Enigma.  You can see the red in the eyes (Baronak).
 
Image:Mmbellenigma1.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmbellenigma1.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmbellenigma2.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmbellenigma2.jpg|This is a Bell Enigma (Rekowski).
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Image:Bgbellenigma6.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Bgbellenigma6.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Bgbellenigma7.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Bgbellenigma7.jpg|(Gougeon).
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Image:Bgbellenigma8.jpg|(Gougeon).
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======Bell E.m.fasciolatus Cross======
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Matt Baronak from A&M Geckos has crossed the Enigma trait into [[Bell Albino]] [[Eublepharis macularius fasciolatus]].
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Image:Bell fascio enigma1.jpg|This is a [[Bell Albino]] [[Enigma]] [[Eublepharis macularius fasciolatus]] (Baronak).
 
</gallery>
 
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Image:Mmtremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Tremper Albino Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmtremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Tremper Albino Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Snowtremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Tremper Albino [[Mack Snow]] Enigma (Baronak).
 
Image:Snowtremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Tremper Albino [[Mack Snow]] Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:0410-0092.JPG|Sunglow Tremper Enigma(JBReptiles)
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
======RAPTOR======
 
======RAPTOR======
Currently a few people have been crossing Enigmas and [[RAPTOR|RAPTORs]].  The results have been incredible!  Majority of the Enigma heterozygous for RAPTOR have hatched out which massive amounts of orange coloring on their bodies.
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[[RAPTOR Enigma]]
 
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Enigma RAPTORs have been produced by A&M Geckos.  They are calling the Enigma RAPTOR, [[Nova]].
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Image:Enigma het raptor3.JPG|Enigma het RAPTOR (Cadolini).
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Image:Enigma het raptor1.JPG|This is an Enigma het RAPTOR from A&M Geckos (Cadolini).
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Image:Enigma het raptor2.JPG|This is another Enigma het RAPTOR from A&M Geckos (Cadolini).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor1.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor2.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor3.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor4.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor5.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor6.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor7.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor8.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor9.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor10.jpg|This is an Enigma het [[RAPTOR]] (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor progression1.jpg|This is shot #1 of an Enigma het RAPTOR progressing (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor progression2.jpg|This is shot #2 of an Enigma het RAPTOR progressing (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor progression3.jpg|This is shot #3 of an Enigma het RAPTOR progressing (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor progression4.jpg|This is shot #4 of an Enigma het RAPTOR progressing (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmenigmahetraptor progression5.jpg|This is shot #5 of an Enigma het RAPTOR progressing (Rekowski).
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</gallery>
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=====Rainwater=====
 
=====Rainwater=====
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====Mack Snow====
 
====Mack Snow====
The Mack Snow Enigmas are a combination of an [[Incomplete Dominate]] trait and a [[Dominate]] trait.  In appearance, they Mack Snow Enigmas have a white body with blotchy black spots.
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[[Mack Snow Enigma]]
 
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Mack_snow_enigma1.JPG|This is a Mack Snow Enigma produced by A&M Geckos.
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Image:Sugar2.JPG‎|Mack Snow Ghost Enigma,, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Ammacksnowenigma1.jpg|(Cadolini)
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Image:BS0004.JPG‎|Mack Snow Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Mackenigma1.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:BS0209.JPG|Mack Snow Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Mackenigma2.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:BS0243.JPG|Mack Snow Ghost Enigma (JBReptiles)
Image:Mackenigma3.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:BS0244.JPG |Mack Snow Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Mackenigma4.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:BS0355.JPG|Mack Snow Ghost Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Mackenigma5.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:0410-0100.JPG|Mack Snow Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Amsnowenigma5.jpg|This is a Mack Snow Enigma (Cadolini).
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Image:0410-0082.JPG|Mack Snow Enigma, White Side (JBReptiles)
Image:Mmmackenigma1.jpg|This is a Mack Snow Enigma (Rekowski).
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Image:0410-0099.JPG|Mack Snow Ghost Enigma (JBReptiles)
Image:Mmmackenigma2.jpg|This is a Mack Snow Enigma (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmmackenigma3.jpg|This is a Mack Snow Enigma (Rekowski).
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Image:Snowtremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Tremper Albino [[Mack Snow]] Enigma (Baronak)
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
====Black Hole====
 
====Black Hole====
 
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[[Black Hole]]
A Black Hole is a combination morph of one [[dominate]] trait ([[Enigma]]), one [[incomplete dominate]] trait ([[Mack Snow]]), and a [[recessive]] trait ([[Eclipse]]).  The first Black Hole was hatched by [http://www.amgecko.com A&M Geckos] and debuted on [http://www.geckoforums.net Gecko Forums] on January 26, 2007.  With the Black Holes, the [[Eclipse]] trait blocks out the coloring the [[Enigma]] trait would show in the eyes so the eyes are a solid black.  The body pattern of the Black Hole will vary because of the [[Enigma]] trait.
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<gallery>
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Image:Blackhole2.jpg|This is the first Black Hole to be produced (Baronak).
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Image:Blackhole.jpg|Notice the solid black eyes on the Black Hole (Baronak).
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Image:Blackhole1.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:Blackhole3.jpg|(Baronak)
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Image:Blackhole4.jpg|(Baronak)
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</gallery>
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=====Super Snow Enigma=====
 
=====Super Snow Enigma=====
The [[Super Snow]] [[Enigma|Enigmas]] have white bodies, solid black eyes, and black speckles on their bodies.  The Super Snow Enigmas were first produced by [http://www.jmgreptile.com JMG Reptiles] in 2007.
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[[Super Snow Enigma]]
 
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<gallery>
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Image:Sse_group.jpg|This picture shows three Super Snow Enigmas (Galewood).
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Image:Super_snow_enigma.jpg|This is how a Super Snow Enigma looks after hatching (Galewood).
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Image:Super_snow_enigma_5.jpg|Another picture of a hatching Super Snow Enigma (Galewood).
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Image:Super_snow_enigma_4.jpg|Another hatchling picture (Galewood).
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Image:Supersnowengima1.jpg|This is a [[Super Snow]] [[Enigma]] (Baronak).
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</gallery>
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=====Super Snow Albino Enigma=====
 
=====Super Snow Albino Enigma=====
As the name suggest, the Super Snow Albino Enigma is a combination morph of 3 different genetic traits, [[Super Snow]] ([[Incomplete Dominate]]), any of the three albino strands ([[Recessive]]), and the Enigma ([[Dominate]]).  Debbie Prince from [http://www.thegeckoprince The Gecko Prince] hatched the first Super Snow Bell Enigma on February 12, 2008.  The pictures first appeared on GeckoForums.net.  In appearance, the Super Snow Albino Enigma's will have solid red eyes, with a light pink to white body with random brown to pink speckling.
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[[Super Snow Albino Enigma]]
 
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Matt Baronak and Alberto Cadolini have been able to produce a [[Super Snow]] [[Tremper Albino]] [[Enigma]].  Pictures can be seen below.
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Image:Tgpssbe1.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe2.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe3.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe4.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe5.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma.  It is 1 week old in the picture (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe6.jpg|This is the first Super Snow Bell Enigma.  It is 1 week old in the picture (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe7.jpg|This is the Super Snow Bell Enigma at 2 weeks old (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe8.jpg|This is the Super Snow Bell Enigma at 2 weeks old (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe9.jpg|This is the Super Snow Bell Enigma at 2 weeks old, notice the red eyes (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe7_3weeks.jpg|This is the Super Snow Bell Enigma at 3 weeks old (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe8_3weeks.jpg|This is the Super Snow Bell Enigma at 3 weeks old (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe10 2months.jpg|This is a Super Snow Bell Enigma at 2 months old (Prince).
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Image:Tgpssbe11 2months.jpg|This is a Super Snow Bell Enigma at 2 months old (Prince).
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Image:Tgssbeclutch1.jpg|This is a freshly hatched clutch of Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgssbeclutch2.jpg|This is a freshly hatched clutch of Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgssbeclutch3.jpg|This is a freshly hatched clutch of Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgssbeclutch4.jpg|This is a freshly hatched clutch of Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Tgssbeclutch5.jpg|This is a freshly hatched clutch of Super Snow Bell Enigma (Prince).
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Image:Supertremperenigma1.jpg|This is a Super Snow Tremper Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Supertremperenigma2.jpg|This is a Super Snow Tremper Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Supertremperenigma4.jpg|This is a Super Snow Tremper Enigma (Baronak).
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</gallery>
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====Nova====
 
====Nova====
A Nova is a combination morph of the [[Enigma]] trait and the [[RAPTOR]] morph.  The first Nova debuted on December 30, 2007 on GeckoForums.net.  It was produced by [http://www.amgecko.com A&M Geckos].  Along with the Nova, there are a few other morphs which will come out of the same project; [[Dreamsickle]] (Mack Snow RAPTOR Enigma) and the [[Super Nova]] (RAPTOR Super Snow Enigma).
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[[Nova]]
 
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<gallery>
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Image:Nova1.jpg|Here is a picture of the first ever Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Nova2.jpg|Another picture of the first Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Nova3.jpg|This is a comparison of a Nova to a Tremper Albino Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Nova7.jpg|Here is a comparison of a Nova to a Mack Snow Enigma (Baronak).
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Image:Nova4.jpg|Another picture of the first Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Nova5.jpg|Another picture of the first Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Nova6.jpg|Another picture of the first Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Nova8.jpg|This is a picture of a 20 day old Nova (Baronak).
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Image:Mmnova1.jpg|This is a Nova (Rekowski).
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Image:Mmnova2.jpg|This is a Nova (Rekowski).
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Image:Nova9.jpg|(Baronak).
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Image:Nova10.jpg|(Baronak).
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</gallery>
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====Dreamsickle====
 
====Dreamsickle====
A Dreamsickle is a combination morph of the [[Enigma]] trait, [[RAPTOR]] morph, and the [[Mack Snow]] morph.  The first Dreamsickle debuted on January 15, 2008.  It was produced by [http://www.amgecko.com A&M Geckos].  Along with the Dreamsickle, they have named a few other combination morphs, the [[Nova]] (RAPTOR Enigma), and the [[Super Nova]] (RAPTOR Super Snow Enigma).
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[[Dreamsickle]]
 
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In appearance, a Dreamsickle is a white gecko with red eyes.  It is unknown how it will look as it grows older.
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<gallery>
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Image:Dreamsickle1.jpg|Here is a picture of the first ever Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle2.jpg|Another picture of the first Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle3.jpg|Another picture of the first Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle4.jpg|Another picture of the first Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle5.jpg|An updated picture of the Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle6.jpg|An updated picture of the Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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Image:Dreamsickle7.jpg|The gecko pictured closest is an adult male Dreamsickle (Baronak).
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</gallery>
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====Super Nova====
 
====Super Nova====
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Image:Mmenigma1.jpg|This is an Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmenigma1.jpg|This is an Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmenigma2.jpg|This is an Enigma (Rekowski).
 
Image:Mmenigma2.jpg|This is an Enigma (Rekowski).
Image:Gggenigma1.jpg|(McGuniess).
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Image:Gggenigma1.jpg|(McGuiness).
 
Image:Gggbgenigma1.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Gggbgenigma1.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Gggbgenigma2.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
Image:Gggbgenigma2.jpg|(Gougeon).
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Enigma Issues==
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Since the Enigmas were first created there has always been talk of genetic or neurological issues with them.  Some of the symptoms described by Enigma owners include spinning in circles, extreme light sensitivity, tendency to be easily stressed, and lack of eating.
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Currently there is a study going on at Texas A&M University.  It consists of an Enigma group that shows symptoms, an Enigma group that does not show symptoms, and a group of Normal Leopard Geckos.  The purpose of the study is to find any correlations or causes of the issues above.
  
 
==Image Reference==
 
==Image Reference==
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* Gougeon, Brittney. South Bay Geckos.  <http://www.southbaygeckos.com>.
 
* Gougeon, Brittney. South Bay Geckos.  <http://www.southbaygeckos.com>.
 
* Locke, Tamara. Dirty Stinky Stuff.  <http://www.dirtystinkystuff.com>.
 
* Locke, Tamara. Dirty Stinky Stuff.  <http://www.dirtystinkystuff.com>.
* McGuniess, Marcia.  Golden Gate Geckos. <http://www.goldengategeckos.com>.
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* McGuiness, Marcia.  Golden Gate Geckos. <http://www.goldengategeckos.com>.
 
* Prince, Debbie.  The Gecko Prince. <http://www.thegeckoprince.com>.
 
* Prince, Debbie.  The Gecko Prince. <http://www.thegeckoprince.com>.
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* Scholl, Albey. "Albey's 'Too Cool' Reptiles." <http://www.albeysreptiles.com>.
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*JBReptiles <http://www.jbreptiles.fr.gd>
  
 
[[Category:Morphs]]
 
[[Category:Morphs]]

Latest revision as of 19:57, 7 December 2011

Hatchling Enigma (Cadolini).
This is an eye shot of an Enigma (Locke).
This is Tang Enigma (Surfinggeckos.com).

Contents

Enigma

What is an Enigma?

An Enigma is a Leopard Gecko which is a dominant morph. When classifying an Enigma, there are a few common features which all Enigmas seem to have. When they hatch out, their spots tend to be blotches rather than bands. When looking at their tails, the tails are almost all white. As they grow older, the spotting increases and sometimes turns into speckles.

History

The Enigmas are considered a random genetic mutation. In 2006, Mark Bell produced the first Enigma when it randomly hatched out of one of his Leopard Gecko groups.

This is a comparision of a Tangerine Enigma and a Mack Snow Tremper Albino Enigma (Baronak).
This is a comparision of a Tangerine Enigma and a Mack Snow Tremper Albino Enigma (Baronak).

Genetics

The genetics of the Enigma, are very interesting. As of right now, there has yet to be a proven homozygous version of the Enigma, so currently, the Enigma trait is acting as a dominant trait.

Enigma Crosses

Tangerine

Albey from Albey's "Too Cool" Reptiles and Matt Baronak from A&M Geckos have crossed the Enigmas into the Tangerine Lines producing some different looking Tangerines. Examples can be seen below.

Blizzard

Albey Scholl from Albey's "Too Cool" Reptiles has hatched the World's first Tremper Albino Blazing Blizzard Enigma. It can be seen below. With the Tremper Albino Blazing Blizzard, there are two recessive traits in play, Albino and Blizzard, and a dominant trait, Enigma.

Murphy Patternless

The Murphy Patternless Enigma is a combination morph: one dominant trait (Enigma) and one recessive trait are in play (Murphy Patternless). In the case of the the Murphy Patternless Albino Enigmas, there are two recessive traits (Albino and Murphy Patternless) in play and one dominant trait (Enigma). A&M Geckos was the first to produce an Albino Murphy Patternless Enigma on June 27, 2008.

BEE

A couple of breeders have been able to produce BEE's or Eclipse Enigmas. In the BEE's, one dominant trait (Enigma) and one recessive (Eclipse) trait are in play. The result is an Enigma with solid black eyes. Mack Snow Enigmas have been produced with solid black eyes, but the eclipse trait is not in play.

Albino

The color expression of the Enigmas is interesting nonetheless. The eyes of the Bell Albinos tend to be red while the Tremper Albinos have orange colored eyes. Just like the other albinos, the body of the Enigma Albinos do not express black pigments.

Bell

The Bell Enigmas were the original Albino Enigmas. As mentioned above, they do not express black pigments and their eyes are red.

Bell E.m.fasciolatus Cross

Matt Baronak from A&M Geckos has crossed the Enigma trait into Bell Albino Eublepharis macularius fasciolatus.

Tremper

The Tremper Enigmas were the second type of Albino Enigmas to be produced. Like the Bells, they do not express black pigments either. They also have orange eyes rather than red.

RAPTOR

RAPTOR Enigma

Rainwater

On June 24th, 2008, Alberto Cadolini hatched the first Rainwater Albino Enigma. It can be seen below.

Mack Snow

Mack Snow Enigma

Black Hole

Black Hole

Super Snow Enigma

Super Snow Enigma

Super Snow Albino Enigma

Super Snow Albino Enigma

Nova

Nova

Dreamsickle

Dreamsickle

Super Nova

A Super Nova currently is considered the Holy Grail of combination morphs. It is a cross between a Super Snow, RAPTOR, and an Enigma. Currently, the closest company to producing a Super Nova is A&M Geckos who have recently produced a Nova and a Dreamsickle.

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Enigma Issues

Since the Enigmas were first created there has always been talk of genetic or neurological issues with them. Some of the symptoms described by Enigma owners include spinning in circles, extreme light sensitivity, tendency to be easily stressed, and lack of eating.

Currently there is a study going on at Texas A&M University. It consists of an Enigma group that shows symptoms, an Enigma group that does not show symptoms, and a group of Normal Leopard Geckos. The purpose of the study is to find any correlations or causes of the issues above.

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