More info about gecklys! Ft. Desert variants!
-some of the most notable traits on a desert geckly is its flat cobra like hood, rough bumps of cellulouse clumps, a darkened pigmentation on certain areas of the body, and webbed front feet! Not to mention its "false eyes" on its hood! These differing traits aid a desert geckly in surviving in the harsh sun! -A deepened pigmentation caused from photosynthesis allows them to reflect sunlight off their bodies, allowing for better water preservation!
-the cellulous clumps on its body are leftover skin that would otherwise sag and weigh them down, instead it bonds together in certain areas to act not just as retainers, but also as defense to predators! You wouldnt want to bite one of these, its not exactly tasty but is moreso bitter with a foul permenant taste left on the attackers mouth! Ew!
-deepening pigments also means adaptability in another sense! These false markings can act as a natural deterrent! A geckly can control the levels of pigmentation on certain areas of its body, allowing it to make specific patterns and markings wherever it feels necessary
Next thing to note is its evaporation process! -This was explained in the previous post, but i sketched out an example. Geckly needs to circulate old and new water, even though the water may be cleansed to us gecklys need fresh natural water for their body to function properly, they need these differing levels of ph and minerals to feed their bodies, this can be supplimented by food for a short period of time but if done in excess can lead to poisioning themselves.
OVERALL GECKLYS: eyes: their eyes have a thick slightly pigmented lense like film that helps retain their vision and hydration. Its also a firm protectant against flying particles that would irritate and cause problems! This also allows them to sleep with their eyes open! This lense does not seperate at any point, rather the pigment cells can adjust in certain areas and redirect light like a pupil would, giving them a false eye like their hoods!
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