Leafhopper Feeding a Gecko

Posted on February 21, 2008  Comments (3)

Some of this stuff is just fun. The leafhopper feeds on the sap of the tree. And the Gecko will stop by and wait to be fed. The narrator explains that scientists have not determined why this happens, perhaps the Gecko keeps aware predators? That seems somewhat flimsy as a guess to me but what do I know. The narrator does say that the sweet honeydew is what remains from the sap once the leafhopper has extracted the protein.

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3 Responses to “Leafhopper Feeding a Gecko”

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    April 10th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

    “The shrimp need their guard goby. And the guard goby needs its shrimp: deny the goby shelter in a burrow, and it will promptly be killed by predators…”

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