Base pattern of the gecko, generally a black or dark brown pigmentation, which changes based upon being fired up or down. When fired up, this is when the maximum amount of pigment is exhibited. When fired down, the pigment expressing cells are inactive and are either greatly muted or not visible. We have two main basic base pattern categories: Striped and Reticulated. From there, we have other forms that are also important to note individually: Super Stripe, Banded, Mosaic and Mottled. 
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The head is unaffected by this trait.
Stripes run down the length of the body, but do not need to be solid to be considered a Stripe. 
Animals with heavily broken/zig zag stripes are referred to as Aberrant Stripe.
The belly is unaffected by this trait.
Stripe is not to be confused with the general term “striped” which encompasses all variants of striped Gargoyles.
Super Stripe, Bacon, Reverse Bacon