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Title: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Cartilage Head on 15 Jan 2008, 12:46
 Don't hijack this thread guys! It is about chromatophores!
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: PacoSees on 15 Jan 2008, 12:49
"Edward Penis-hands"
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Meg on 15 Jan 2008, 13:02
XXX-Men
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: calenlass on 15 Jan 2008, 13:03
what
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Paav on 15 Jan 2008, 13:04
Disney titles to begin:

"Al-had-him"
"Pok-a-her-ass"
"Blow White"
"Sin-derella" (I give this one a 99.9% chance of already existing)
"Sleeping with Beauty"
"Aristo-pussies"

"Beauty and the Beast" already sounds like something you could see in Tijuana.

Uh... I'm gonna stop there 'cause I feel kinda dirty.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: ruyi on 15 Jan 2008, 13:05
hey, this thread.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 15 Jan 2008, 13:11
 Good one, Meg.

 Also, don't use ones that already exist, Paco.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: yelley on 15 Jan 2008, 13:13
this is not a good thread. weak boarding, guys.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jhocking on 15 Jan 2008, 13:17
I give this one a 99.9% chance of already existing
Situations like this are why the internet exists!
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: PacoSees on 15 Jan 2008, 13:52
Good one, Meg.

 Also, don't use ones that already exist, Paco.

Oh, I thought that's what we were doing.

I wound up looking for AvSP for a bit, too >_<.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: celticgeek on 15 Jan 2008, 19:51
For example:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101799/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101799/
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jeph on 15 Jan 2008, 19:53
this thread is now about chromatophores.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Ally on 15 Jan 2008, 21:05
Actually this thread seems like a really good place to put a helpful pneumonic device that I up with while studying for my bio test today! Sadly, I didn't get to use it on the actual test. I do seem to have made biology history, though.

It's very simple; when you need to remember the different methods for preservation of variation in the gene pool, just remember, "dick boob nipple penis."

Dick = diploidy
Boob = balanced polymorphism (specifically, heterozygote advantage aka hybrid vigor and frequency-dependent selection)
Nipple = neutral variation
Penis = pleiotropy

If you are ever in a bind, just think! Dick boob nipple penis!
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jhocking on 15 Jan 2008, 21:15
I only remember what one of those 4 means. I do not miss studying for tests at all.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: calenlass on 15 Jan 2008, 21:19
Man I am a biology major and I do not know what any of those are. What the fuck kind of biology are you taking, Ally?
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Ally on 15 Jan 2008, 21:21
Diploidy: Diploid nature of two eukaryotes hides recessive alleles, keeping them in the gene pool; if the frequency is rare, there is  asmall chance that heterozygotes will mate to produce a recessive homozygote.
Balanced polymorphism: Natural selection maintains stable frequencies of two or more phenotypes.
- Heterozygote advantage: Heterozygotes may have an advantage over homozygous individuals. Carriers of the sickle-cell disease, for example, have a greater resistance to malara.
- Frequency-dependent selection: Advantage of a morph declines when the morph becomes too frequent in the population. Allows for balance between frequencies of more than one morph.
Neutral variation: Some traits may not have affects on reproductive success (some argue that there is no such thing as neutral variation, just effects of genotype are less obvious in certain environments).
Pleiotropy: Genes have more than one phenotypic event. Even if some part of the expression is harmful, if another part if beneficial, the gene can be preserved in the population.

dick boob nipple penis

disclaimer: I do not actually know anything about science
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jhocking on 15 Jan 2008, 21:29
Diploidy: Diploid nature of two eukaryoteschromosomes hides recessive alleles blah blah blah
Well young lady, you certainly are lucky that didn't come up on your test.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Ally on 15 Jan 2008, 21:33
There actually just shouldn't be a "two." ANYWAYS LOOK AT THE DISCLAIMER

and chromatophores

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/C_Calyptratus_female.jpg/633px-C_Calyptratus_female.jpg)
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jhocking on 15 Jan 2008, 21:37
    Yours might change, but mine look cooler.
    /
 :-D

(http://www.petloverphotography.com/images/pet/images/Tree_Frog.jpg)
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 15 Jan 2008, 22:10
I know a little from this because I happen to be a reptile hobbyist who is interested in the breeding of cornsnakes and ball pythons, both of wich have many different genetic color morphs to to cross-breeding. Of course I barely understand it at all and really I just wanted to post some links to cool pictures of snakes:

http://www.cornsnakemorphs.com/prices.html
http://www.ballpython.ca/collection.html

and who did we say was prettier than who?

(http://static.flickr.com/95/319613151_d112bda1ba.jpg)

Edit: oh and this was acool animated chart
http://www.ballpython.ca/what_get/recessive.html
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: ZJGent on 15 Jan 2008, 22:52
Dang it chromatophores, I had some really great ones on account of this one time work was really boring, and me and the other bar staff played "Porno Charades" only it had to be a film, and it had to be a parody porno. Extra points were given for clever made-up ones. And now, you've ruined it, chromatophores! I hope you're happy!

Ah, bugger it, I'll post some of my better efforts anyway.

Shaving Ryan's Privates
Pirates of the Flicking Bean
Rescuers Going Down
Black Cock Down

And 'Free Willy' needed no alteration. We just let it stand, as is.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: DonInKansas on 15 Jan 2008, 23:02
Pokeurmom

Splatman

Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 16 Jan 2008, 01:59
If you are ever in a bind, just think! Dick boob nipple penis!

I only remember what one of those 4 means. I do not miss studying for tests at all.

Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 16 Jan 2008, 05:00
Glad he ate her (Gladiator).
Miracle on 69th street.
Sweaty Todd: The Demon Boner of F*** Street.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jan 2008, 05:07
"Edward Penis-hands"

There actually is such a film (way to be late to the draw) and I have seen it in it's entirety. It is awesome.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: thewayigroove on 16 Jan 2008, 06:46
"Edward Penis-hands"

...i actually own that
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: yelley on 16 Jan 2008, 07:52
i take it back, this is a good thread now. let's talk about biology more.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jan 2008, 09:29
I wonder what it is like when Edward's hands are flaccid. I mean, they can't be hard all the time, can they?
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Jan 2008, 10:19
Every once in a while we will stumble across a "real man", Patrick.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 16 Jan 2008, 12:12
Lord of the G-String  <------ absoultely terrible by anyones standards
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 16 Jan 2008, 14:57
Actually that's a movie too, and is fucking hilarious.  I've never looked forward to the dialogue in a porn movie, except for when I saw this.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 16 Jan 2008, 15:33
Arma-get-it-on
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Jan 2008, 16:00
re: chromatophores- I was trying to find a video of those cephalopods that strobe colours over their body, but couldn't find one. :(

This guy is pretty cool though. Octupus with chromatophores (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAGxTsEmGek)




...Also, Womb Raider.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: jeph on 16 Jan 2008, 16:58
i take it back, this is a good thread now. let's talk about biology more.

SEE PEOPLE

I AM TRYING TO HELP YOU

I like going to the Boston Aquarium and watching the cuttlefishes flash their colors in little waves. Also the octopus is pretty awesome, when you can see him.
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: camelpimp on 16 Jan 2008, 17:29
I took Bio AP. I took the AP test for Biology, and passed it.

I know fuck-all about biology. To be fair, high school is long over for me, but still.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: yelley on 16 Jan 2008, 19:03
[img width= height=]http://www.bisdragons.com/students2001/highschool/seacreatures/images/octopus.jpg[/img]
[img width= height=]http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aquarium/pics/flounder2.jpg[/img]
[img width= height=]http://lifeboat.com/images/chameleon.jpg[/img]

MORE CHROMATOPHORES. LESS PORN TITLES. GO GO GO.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Inlander on 16 Jan 2008, 19:18
Chromatophores? You mean chromatophwoars, right?!
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 16 Jan 2008, 19:23
That Chameleon is radiant.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Hunter on 16 Jan 2008, 19:34
[img width= height=]http://lifeboat.com/images/chameleon.jpg[/img]

+

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4162/largephotoslsdxg2.jpg)

=

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4492/imagesym9.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 16 Jan 2008, 19:49
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/flounder.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/01Purplish-seahorse.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/31Oreo-erectus.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/32Oreo-erectus.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/225383542_066448c74b.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/cuttlefish.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/Cuttlefish7oClock.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/pantherchameleon001.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: yelley on 16 Jan 2008, 20:15
GUYS, PHIL IS WINNING. MOAR MOAR MOAR.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Ally on 16 Jan 2008, 20:18
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/225383542_066448c74b.jpg)

WHAT these are actually so cute. I want TWENTY and I will name them Francesca, Oliver, Christopher, Jocelyn, Tristan, Elisabeth, Nimbus, Lorie, Isaiah, Ambrose, Naomi, Vic, Shannon, Winfred, Rupert, Elspet, Maurine, Genivieve, Kyle and Doug.

(http://www.ski.org/Vision/Eyepage/Images/cuttlefishB.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 16 Jan 2008, 20:33
Ally, I hate to say it but that's my exact thought as soon as I saw that picture. I'm thinking I may be using my spare tank to house some chameleons now rather than buying a cornsnake, but they have to be of a tiny species.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: thehollow on 16 Jan 2008, 21:20
what's a chromatophore? man, I'm glad I chose a bullshit major and don't have to learn science ever. Studying spanish is way easier.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Jan 2008, 22:10
Guess.

(what do all the animals have in common?)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 16 Jan 2008, 22:27
Certaintly not that Baby Chameleons are awesome, right guys?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/prismchams.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/babyveiledchamleons.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/tinychameleon.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: BobJoeJim on 16 Jan 2008, 22:34
(what do all the animals have in common?)
They are delicious with ketchup?  Does "chromataphore" mean "flavorful"?
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Jan 2008, 23:01
Sure. Why not?
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: ruyi on 16 Jan 2008, 23:30
crow metaphor?

chrome mat of ore?

am i coming close, guys.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Emaline on 17 Jan 2008, 02:05
Obviously chromatophore means freaking awesome, because cephalpods are freaking awesome.


(and, so are the other things in the thread, I guess.)



ETA:

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/blue-reef-aquarium-baby-cuttlefish.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/deep3.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/deep5.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/ShaleCN_R1L5737_72.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/ShaleCN_5772_72.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/hadd_amphitretus_72.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/mbari_gonatus_72.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jan 2008, 02:51
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/2045351079_70d7e7b2a7.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/86/248582974_1ef93d2954.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/94/250930249_f4777278c9.jpg)


Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jan 2008, 03:01
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/519558278_a23242ae36.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1323/946887200_6776a2250f.jpg)

Oh shit guys you are doing it wrong
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Emaline on 17 Jan 2008, 03:02
Doing it wrong? :(

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/UW_bg16cd134_72_big.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/hadd1403_72.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/3458574sko6hz.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jan 2008, 03:05
(It is because they are albinos thus their chromatophores aren't working)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Emaline on 17 Jan 2008, 03:11
(Oooh. Quite interesting. Some of the snakes in the links Phil[I think] posted earlier were albinos. They were pretty much my favorites.)


(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/staurobig9yh.jpg)


Also, check out The TERROR of the deep!!! THE VAMPIRE SQUID!!!

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/VampSeibel.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/twilightzone03.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/Vampyroteuthis_infernalis1.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: jhocking on 17 Jan 2008, 04:07
blue-spotted octopus
Anything that cool-looking has got to be poisonous.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: McTaggart on 17 Jan 2008, 04:13
Blue-ringed and yes. Very bloody poisonous. Also tiny, but mostly just poisonous.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Jan 2008, 04:36
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/deep3.jpg)

Squee.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: yelley on 17 Jan 2008, 09:44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatophore
(http://neurophilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/chromat.JPG?w=306&h=200)
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/1/1c/200px-Dendrobates_pumilio.jpg)
(http://www.ling.upenn.edu/courses/Summer_2003/ling001/images/cuttlefish.jpg)
(http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_4/V4I2/hippocampus_color2/29FireReds.JPG)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 17 Jan 2008, 10:55
Its amazing what you can do with the power of Genetics. My personal favorites are ones like the Luecisistic and the Piebald, which the first having no working chromatophores at all and the second them only working in patches, making the coolest effect ever.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Patrick on 17 Jan 2008, 13:20
I don't understand one goddamn word in that graphic that Yelley posted, but fluorescent colors on animals are AWESOME

Also I am pretty sure they made yeast cells live for like 10x their normal life span. That seems pretty excellent, genetic manipulation is badass
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Ally on 17 Jan 2008, 14:45
EDIT: Haha, I didn't even see that there was a second page, I thought I was clarifying something that people already knew. KAY COOL
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jan 2008, 14:58
Correctamundo!

A word I've never used before, and hopefully never will again.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: PacoSees on 18 Jan 2008, 21:12

It was good enough for Samuel L Jackson.

Also, mixing that bluish-red tiny frog and a chameleon would be sick.

Edit: Bad habit.  Habits die hard.  Die Hard was pretty good.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 18 Jan 2008, 22:16
now what have we been taught about quoting the person above us Paco? And also, I guess conceivably if you put enough fo those frog things in the background a chameleon would be able to copy some of the colors to an extent...

Edit: Damn right it was a good movie.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Verergoca on 19 Jan 2008, 09:09
(http://www.ryanphotographic.com/images/JPEGS/Solenostomus%20paradoxus%20%20Ornate%20ghost%20pipefish.jpg)

(http://www.ryanphotographic.com/images/JPEGS/Solenostomus%20paradoxus%20%20Ornate%20ghost%20pipefish%202.jpg)

(http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/upload/2006/04/pyjama_squid.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jan 2008, 09:12
I just like how the coolest-looking stuff in nature is colored that way to say "IF YOU EAT ME YOU WILL DIE, I AM NOT KIDDING MOTHERFUCKER."
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 19 Jan 2008, 20:18
Or I'm thinking it went the way of, "ha, since I'm poison to those fuckers there's no reason to blend in, so I'm going to flaunt my shit suckas!"
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Peet on 20 Jan 2008, 04:55
(http://www.astrographics.com/GalleryPrints/Display/GP2028.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Kylos on 20 Jan 2008, 10:06
I came to this thread hoping to learn something.
I infact learnt many things. The first was what a Chromatophore is, and what it isn't. It's definately not some form of tomato. Secondly, that these animals are pretty awesome. And finally, I am still very scared of cephalopods.

(http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/animal-camouflage-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Patrick on 20 Jan 2008, 10:27
Or I'm thinking it went the way of, "ha, since I'm poison to those fuckers there's no reason to blend in, so I'm going to flaunt my shit suckas!"

That said, I am going to paint myself in fluorescent colours just to get laid. FLAWLESS PLAN AMIRITE?

I bet it works for the Blue Man Group.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Jan 2008, 14:43
Well... either your bright colours will entice females to your superior genetic material, or they'll steer clear 'cause you look poisonous.

Could go either way, really.

Some kind of complex, mate-enticing dance might tip the balance.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: mfpole on 20 Jan 2008, 17:50
Since all the real ones were taken..
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q249/mfpole/ditto.jpg)
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q249/mfpole/250px-B17588657.jpg)
Title: Re: Parody porno titles.
Post by: muteKi on 20 Jan 2008, 19:49
Actually that's a movie too, and is fucking hilarious.  I've never looked forward to the dialogue in a porn movie, except for when I saw this.

I saw it on Cinemax once, or at least the first part of it. I think that the studio that made it may have been in charge of the Planet of the Apes porno as well. Didn't catch it's title. (Also, scrambled porn is epic. THIS IS A FACT.)

And to prevent utter hijacking of this thread, http://science.howstuffworks.com/animal-camouflage2.htm
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jan 2008, 21:31
Dumbo octopus

Ug blug?  Can I keep one of these as a pet? Is that legal? I want one so hard.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 20 Jan 2008, 22:15
Digging deeper into the species of panther chameleons, I found a site with the most amazing pictures ever.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/andapa_2.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/chameleon_xerxis9.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/dick.gif)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/impulse4.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/panther_chameleon_rest4.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/slash2.jpg)

Fucking rainbows of nature! And those are all the same species, just from different regions.

Edit: Also, serious wtf, Leaf Tail Geckos http://www.reptiledepot.com/phan.html
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: ampersandwitch on 20 Jan 2008, 22:40
I wonder if Dickerson will go out with me.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Inlander on 21 Jan 2008, 04:21
Also, serious wtf, Leaf Tail Geckos

Pfft, Leaf Tail Geckos got (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorny_devil) nothin' (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Moloch_cc03.jpg).
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: öde on 21 Jan 2008, 04:40
Dumbo octopus

Ug blug?  Can I keep one of these as a pet? Is that legal? I want one so hard.

When I saw it pure uadulterated glee came over my face!
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jan 2008, 06:30
Pfft, Leaf Tail Geckos got (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorny_devil) nothin' (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Moloch_cc03.jpg).

Quote from: Wikipedia
Species: M. horridus

lol, horridus.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Inlander on 21 Jan 2008, 06:40
I always thought "(t)horny devil" was a pretty amusing name, personally. Poor thorny devils. They're not horrible at all! Well, unless you're an ant . . .

. . . Sternus vulgaris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Starling), on the other hand, now there's a well-named species.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jan 2008, 06:52
Before I clicked the link I thought you had just found my mother on the internet.
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Jan 2008, 09:19
i will be friends with every one of these animals
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Jan 2008, 11:42
Oh, you mean horny toads/horned lizards? (yes, that's what we called them) The little endangered species that can shoot blood out of its eyeballs and eats ants? Back where I grew up you weren't allowed to touch them, not because they were dangerous but because they were threatened. Growing up I remember being able to find them anywhere as a little kid but their being less and less as I grew older. Kinda sad, loved watching them eat those gigantic red ants (not fire ants, some other species). We bought a Rocky Mountain Horned lizard from the pet store once (a non-endangered species, captive-bred), but it died because the guys at the pet store had no idea what they were talking about when they said to feed him crickets, there's a type of acid that they get from ants that's necessary for their diet. Blah.

Anyway, back on topic slightly I still say that those chameleons are the coolest things ever, and I think it would be a worthy investment to buy one. Which I now intend to do some day alongside the Green Tree Python that I'm going to buy. Seriously the one named Slash has the most awesome color combo I've ever seen.

Edit: Nevermind
"The thorny devil is only distantly related to the morphologically similar North American horned lizards of the genus Phrynosoma, and is more an example of convergent evolution."
Title: Re: Chromatophores WOW!
Post by: calenlass on 21 Jan 2008, 13:19
those gigantic red ants (not fire ants, some other species)


You mean cow ants? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Ant)
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Jan 2008, 14:39
not at all, these were really ants, big red and shiny.
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Post by: jeph on 21 Jan 2008, 20:30
I fuckin' love chameleons.

That one episode of the Crocodile Hunter where he's in Malaysia and just getting CONTSTANTLY MAULED BY ANGRY CHAMELEONS is probably my favorite of all time.
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Post by: muteKi on 21 Jan 2008, 21:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjXGcoc9qSk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXCHh5PfzZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMYNFQ0rD3M
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Post by: Patrick on 22 Jan 2008, 04:11
That one episode of the Crocodile Hunter where he's in Malaysia and just getting CONTSTANTLY MAULED BY ANGRY CHAMELEONS is probably my favorite of all time.


**~~SPOILERS~~**: Steve dies
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 22 Jan 2008, 11:39
not at all, these were really ants, big red and shiny.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/kauhornz/aust9.jpg)?
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Post by: jhocking on 22 Jan 2008, 12:59
That is pretty gross, like a huge pus-filled blister.
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Post by: Jposh on 22 Jan 2008, 13:28
Isn't it filled with honey?

I think they steal it from bees...
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 22 Jan 2008, 13:39
those are honey-pot ants, they make their own, and members of the colony act as living storage units for food for the others, usually by hanging from the ceilings of their tunnels. The other ants can then come up and take honey from their butts at their leasure.
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Post by: jhocking on 22 Jan 2008, 14:03
Isn't it filled with honey?
Is that supposed to make it less gross?
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Post by: ledhendrix on 22 Jan 2008, 14:09
They sound like the best ants in the world. Why can't we have people that hang from the ceiling and create honey for us? Oh cruel world
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Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 14:12
Yeah, and then we suck it out their anus.

Sounds awesome.
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Post by: Patrick on 22 Jan 2008, 14:29
I secretly starred in 2girls1cup
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Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 14:33
Damn it Patrick, you weren't supposed to tell anyone about that.
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Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 25 Jan 2008, 11:40
Aww man, you see? That's why you should never hold it if you've gotta answer the call to nature. It's like, first you have a Big Gulp, then you find that there's construction in the toilet, then your butt swells up as an emergency bladder, and next thing you know, people are sucking honey outta your ass.
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Post by: thehollow on 25 Jan 2008, 13:51
Holy shit, I'm watching a Good Eats episode right now talking about chromatophores on squids. Alton Brown refers to using them for attracting a mate as "squid bling."
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2008, 06:02
God I want to have sex with Alton Brown. Difficulty: I am a straight dude, so 8/10
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Post by: StMonkey on 26 Jan 2008, 18:20
Oh, what's new in the world of colorful creatures? A new page? Golly gee, I can't wait to see more cute animals!

God I want to have sex with Alton Brown. Difficulty: I am a straight dude, so 8/10

...oh. Fantastic.