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    I think the thing you're getting at with your question can be answered by thinking about how different various types of geckos are fro each other based on biological classification. The biological classification system starts with the biggest divisions (i.e. "Kingdom" or plant vs. animal) and continues like a branching tree through Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.
    Leopard geckos are its own species. Their genus is Eublepharis which includes all other geckos with eyelids Your day geckos don't have eyelids, so they are in a different genus and they relate to the leopard gecko through the next level up, the "Family", which in this case is Gekkonidae (or "gecko"). Once a type of gecko diverges in its classification from another gecko at the Family level, the two gecko types are going to be quite different. In this case, as mentioned above, one type is awake mostly right before and after sunset/rise while the other is active during the day, and one type stores fat in its tail while the other type doesn't. Make sense?

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    Here's a cricket keeping link and a mealworm link.

    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    Well now...what makes the Leopard Gecko unique is something that you would best read up on. It's a lot of things! But I can tell you they don't bask as by nature they are "crepuscular."

    Their nature is to be most active at first light and right when it starts to get dark. They don't tend to worship the sun like a lot of other lizards.

    Their tail is fat because that is where they store fat deposits to be able to be used when they don't get access to food for a long time. However, that tail can be dropped if they get extremely stressed out as a defensive mechanism. Which is not good for the Gecko as then they lose all of their reserves. They can regrow their tail but it is never as nice as it was before.
    Thanks, the crepuscular note helped. I will try to read up on the differences, this helped so I will see if I can find other bits of info on the differences. I kinda figured the tail was where it held its resources so thats good to know, he still has the original (and its huge) but pretty cool.

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