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Albino Bearded Dragon?

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Posted by: Darkenism at Fri Dec 17 02:37:03 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Darkenism ]  
   

I saw this pic and read this after a long search...my question follows it

"The albino gene exists in the bearded dragon community but none of the animals born albino have survived past 9 or so months and they have extreme eye sight issues. The reason for the near 100% mortality rate with the albino gene in beardies is due to a catch 22 of sorts. Dragons need high levels of UV rays for good health and growth and the albino gene makes them very sensative to the light. It is believed that this is what causes their typically slow deterioration to death."

So my question is; Is there a way to raise them to adulthood? perhaps more like a nocturnal lizard and dusting the hell out of the crickets? Just as Ive heard that Translucents need more humidity/less light because of their skin/eye difference, there hopefully is some secret combination that could enable albino beardies to survive
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