Pretty much all the morphs will change as they get older, and which ones change into something that looks good is a matter of opinion. I’ve been doing my best to try to get into morphs that I think will look good and be showcase animals long into adulthood.
Morphs I have currently that are at least a few years old that I still really like, and how they have changed:
- Bamboo: Gets darker and more brown/green. Gets white flecks coming up the side much like spider gene.
- Clown: gets more brown, less contrast between black and alien heads. More pale/faded color overall. (I picked mine out for having a really dark black back, and I think that paid off for me in adulthood)
- Hypo Clown: Less orange, but more yellow/gray. It’s like what I’d wish banana would grow up to be. One of my favorite adults.
- Hypo GHI: More faded looking. More gray. Still looks amazing with that GHI pattern
- Blackhead Leopard: Blacks still jet black. Alien heads lose their gold color, but become dark brown. White areas become even more pronounced.
- Mystic Mojave: Less purple and less yellow. Yellow areas turned more white, purple areas turned more gray with a hint of brown
- Fire Spotnose: Gets lighter as he ages. Alien heads are less golden and colorful, but definitely didn’t brown out.
Morphs that seem to age well based on pictures I’ve seen of adults:
- Anything with Hypo in it
- Anything with Desert Ghost in it
I really like the way Trojan appears to age based on photos, so much so that I jumped into this project this past fall. He’s only 300g now, so I’ll get to see for myself if they really do age that well.
I’ll have to revisit this post with some photos once I can get my hands on some decent camera equipment again.