Like all lizards, when attacked by an enemy, the gecko can lose its tail to escape danger, and it can grow a new one for this reason, it symbolizes rebirth and good fortune. In many cultures, the gecko is commonly played on necklaces, pendants or jewelry, printed fabric, woven from the designs of the carpets. In Indonesia it is a symbol of honesty and craftsmen carve the wood, batik painting it in style with intricate and colorful decoration. It is still a symbol of luck for the people of Hawaii and Maui in particular, has chosen as the emblem of the island itself, so that a green gecko appears on shirts, hats and all sorts of souvenirs.
Very popular as a pet, the gecko in captivity are welcomed into a terrarium, but even when he lives in freedom remains close to human habitations. The common house gecko, the name under which should be a number of species, living close to homes and is not removed, because it feeds on insects such as flies and pesky mosquitoes. A quality that makes it unique among lizards is that it has a "voice ": hissing sounds to communicate with others of his kind, and when they are hungry emits a particular sound - ge ge-ko-ko - from which it derives its own name.
Geckos belong to the large family Gekkonidae, a group of small reptiles closely related to lizards and harmless to humans. They live in hot environments around the world, from the Mediterranean to the Americas, the Polynesian islands. The species are over 60, copy the smallest (3 inches) to the largest (about 30 cm). The legs of the gecko has always attracted attention, because they adhere to a variety of surfaces, even glass.
gecko's foot has special bristles that allow him to walk on the ceiling of the houses and climb up smooth vertical surfaces, on which can run at a speed of one meter per second, or to hang with one leg. The gecko can also withstand a strong drive, including several pounds over his weight. Science is studying for a long time his incredible ability to stick to any surface: the projects in the pipeline is a super glue and a robot that can run on walls and ceilings, and more companies are becoming involved in these disparate Search: NASA to Nike, the shoe that has a project of the future (which will walk upside down).
beloved presence to be seen in gardens, along walls and hedges, and all cultures around the world, granting it powers of protection and healing. In the Mediterranean gecko lizards and are a symbol of tenacity. In Africa the animals, as with zoomorphic masks, have the power to make "the invisible visible", and the lizard is a symbol of resurrection for the African people of the Akan is a symbol of peace. Among the Native Americans and all the gecko lizards are usually a symbol of good luck and good fortune are also an emblem of conservation and agility, take united in love and protect the dreamers.