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panther chameleons
2015-03-11 16:04:34

Male panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) are a wonder of the natural world and during social interactions. They can be seen changing the color of their skin from a pastel pink to neon orange. Now, a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has revealed these lizards utilize a lattice of nanocrystals contained in a superficial level of dermal cells, called iridophores. The study also found the presence of a deeper group of iridophores with bigger and less organized crystals...

Cuttlefish Camouflage Nanoscale Photonic Device
2014-01-29 11:58:08

A new study has revealed a natural nanoscale photonic device that allows the mysterious cuttlefish to dynamically change its colors.

Layers Of Color Cells Form Guppy's Spots
2014-01-24 10:11:10

At least three pigment cell types from multiple layers of skin contribute to the color patterns of male guppies

Female Squid Have Two Ways To Switch Color According To Study
2013-09-19 11:30:34

glamorous cephalopod possesses a pair of stripes that can sparkle with rainbow iridescence

Color Change Mechanism Squid And Octopi
2013-07-26 09:47:07

Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the dramatic color changes in underwater creatures such as the squid and the octopus.

Squid Use 'Electric Skin' For Camouflage
2012-08-28 07:43:03

Squid and their relatives are notorious for being some of nature's best masters of disguise, but their trickery has, for the most part, remained a mystery until now.

Squid And Zebrafish Spark Camouflage Inspiration
2012-05-04 04:59:16

University of Bristol researchers have created artificial muscles that can be transformed to mimic the camouflaging abilities of squid and zebrafish.

2012-05-02 11:37:07

Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.

2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.

Instant Camouflage Discovered In Two Cephalopods
2011-11-11 11:17:36

Scientists have discovered two deep ocean species of cephalopods, the octopus Japetella heathi and the squid Onychoteuthis banksii, that can go from transparent to opaque in the blink of an eye.


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2005-06-23 09:04:50

Chameleons are small to mid-size reptiles that belong to one of the best known lizard families (Chamaeleonidae). They are famous for their ability to change their color also because of their elongated tongue and their eyes which can be moved independently of each other. The name "Chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words chamai (on the ground, on the earth) and leon (lion). Distribution and habitat The main distribution of Chameleons is Africa and Madagascar,...

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