Leopard Gecko Ontogeny Chronology
This Leopard Gecko Ontogeny Chronology has been added to this guide to help you better understand how time plays a significant role in the development of the leopard geckos adult appearance.
Ontogeny: This describes the life cycle, development, or developmental history of an organism from birth to maturity. This is also called ontogenesis or morphogenesis.
Chronology: This describes the science of arranging time periods in a fixed order (chronological) for the purpose of dating events accurately and arranging them in the sequence of occurrence. As leopard geckos mature, the bands they were born with will break up and their spotting will begin to develop. During this phase of their development, their natural colors will also become more and more apparent with each passing shed. The goal of this Leopard Gecko Ontogeny Chronology is to help new owners and breeders have a visual interpretation of how the age progression of a leopard gecko impacts their adult characteristics.
The leopard gecko being used as the subject for this interpretation is the result of breeding a Male Jungle Phase Leopard Gecko to a Super Hypo Leopard Gecko Female.
The pictures are documented with the age of the leopard gecko as well as the date in which the image was taken. The idea is to chronologically order these images in one week increments for a period of 3 months. During this time, it will become apparent as to how quickly a leopard gecko develops.
The picture ontogeny will beigin with my first clutch of Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Baldies.