Melanistic Blue Tongue Skink

The Melanistic Blue tongue skink is in a class of its own. This glossy jet black blue tongue skink with a orange underbelly steals the show. This mutation has two forms a co-dominant form, and a super form which is the all black blue tongue skink. Offspring from Jet Black Blue Tongue x normal blue tongue skink produces normal patterned skinks that exhibit hints of the trait that range from slightly darker skin tones to dark brown side patterning that turns darker with age. There is a large variation in the appearance of Black Melanistic x Normal offspring, some being almost indistinguishable from normal blue tongue skinks. It is for this reason we may often refer to them as “het for melanistic” and all black form as ”melanistic.”

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