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Gecko

Gecko

Origin: cf. F. & g. Gecko; so called from the sound which the animal utters.

(Science: zoology) Any lizard of the family Geckonidae. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the united states. See wall gecko, fanfoot.


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... I'm still convinced that any relationship accruing from mimicry has to have resulted from another form of relationship. My main points are: 1. The gecko that mimics a leaf would NOT evolve that appearance IF there is no predator to hide from. 2. That resulting mimicry is due to the gecko and the ...

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by firechild
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:22 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Symbiotic Relationshsips
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Symbiotic Relationshsips

... I'm still convinced that any relationship accruing from mimicry has to have resulted from another form of relationship. My main points are: 1. The gecko that mimics a leaf would NOT evolve that appearance IF there is no predator to hide from. 2. That resulting mimicry is due to the gecko and the ...

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by mkwaje
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:46 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Symbiotic Relationshsips
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I don't believe mimicry is a form of symbiosis. Is there interaction with the leaf and the gecko? Or is it the gecko and the predator? Otherwise that falls under predation. I believe symbiotic relatioship is the close association between different species of animal (*edit ...

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by vk4vfx
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Symbiotic Relationshsips
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Putting them down - Metabolic Bone disease

... reptiles. I have quite a few reptiles, I don't know if any of you do. And a few months ago my friends bearded dragon and my other friends leopard gecko started showing (to me) signs of Metabolic bone Disease. One had developed lumps on parts of its body and had an odd disfiguration in the jaw. ...

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by 2009queenb
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Putting them down - Metabolic Bone disease
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The Fiber Disease

... to systematically tailor performance in multivariable environments. A great example, which has received much attention recently, is the foot of a gecko. The gecko's foot is covered with hundreds of thousands of "hair"-like protrusions which dictate a gecko's precise control of adhesion ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:01 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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