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    Hi all!
    I'm still a newbie I guess (only have 1 garg-had her since august). I had a question regarding Gargs tails. I know when they regenerate they are usually a bit darker. Is that the only way to tell if a Garg has regenerated a tail? Does anybody have pics they can share of a garg with the original tail vs a regenerated tail? I just want to know what to look for while looking at gargs or pictures.

    Oh my garg is just fine, still has the same tail as she had when I got her, I was just curious to see comparison pics people may have. I searched and didn't get a lot of results.

    Thanks a bunch for any feedback!

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    The regen tail doesn't have the same coloring/pattern as it previously did; if you see a garg with a regen tail you would know it immediately. I don't have any photos, fingers crossed mine will all keep their original tails for ever. You can do a search, their should be a couple threads that show the regen tail, I know there are a few in the older trade section.

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    Thank you! I'll look through there some more.

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    I got this garg on discount for having no tail and a missing toe.



    You can tell it just doesn't look quite right. Not ugly, just not as nice.
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    the pattern depends a little on the gecko: I have some with regenerated tails that are almost impossible to tell they are regenerated. Others are very obvious.

    Obvious regenerated tail:


    Gecko on top has original tail, gecko on bottom has regenerated tail:


    Not as obvious regenerated tail:

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    Thank you! That's really great to have side by side photos. The input is very much appreciated. I'm finding that more and more I want to read up and find out as much as possible about these cool critters.

    I guess I'm hopelessly hooked.

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    The timing of your interest is pretty good. Philippe de Vosjoli, Allen Repashy and Frank Fast have been trying to publish a book specifically about gargoyles for the better part of 2 years now. We should be hearing something positive anytime now because the is the message on Philippe's site:

    The Gargoyle book is still on hold but hopefully will go to press at the end of 2010.

    Gargoyle Geckos: The Complete Guide to their Selection and Care by Philippe de Vosjoli, Allen Repashy, and Frank Fast. 144 pages, 140 color photos. $19.95


    No update yet, but soon I hope.
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    OOOOOOOOOOOO AWSOME!!!! I'll definately be looking for that. There's a lot more crested gecko info then just Gargoyle info out there. Nice to see something for a change where they aren't just lumped together.

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    I have noticed that the regen tails seem to be a tad thicker, and the scales don't line up nearly as nicely. Though I only have one maybe two gargs with their original tails, so hard for me to say for sure.

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