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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #50 on: 17 Jan 2008, 02:51 »








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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #51 on: 17 Jan 2008, 03:01 »





Oh shit guys you are doing it wrong
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #52 on: 17 Jan 2008, 03:02 »

Doing it wrong? :(





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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #53 on: 17 Jan 2008, 03:05 »

(It is because they are albinos thus their chromatophores aren't working)
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #54 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.)





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



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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #55 on: 17 Jan 2008, 04:07 »

blue-spotted octopus
Anything that cool-looking has got to be poisonous.

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #56 on: 17 Jan 2008, 04:13 »

Blue-ringed and yes. Very bloody poisonous. Also tiny, but mostly just poisonous.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #57 on: 17 Jan 2008, 04:36 »

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #59 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #60 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
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #61 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
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #62 on: 17 Jan 2008, 14:58 »

Correctamundo!

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #63 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #65 on: 19 Jan 2008, 09:09 »





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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #66 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."
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #67 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!"
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #68 on: 20 Jan 2008, 04:55 »

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #70 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #71 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #72 on: 20 Jan 2008, 17:50 »

Since all the real ones were taken..

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« Reply #73 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
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #74 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.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #75 on: 20 Jan 2008, 22:15 »

Digging deeper into the species of panther chameleons, I found a site with the most amazing pictures ever.








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
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #76 on: 20 Jan 2008, 22:40 »

I wonder if Dickerson will go out with me.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #77 on: 21 Jan 2008, 04:21 »

Also, serious wtf, Leaf Tail Geckos

Pfft, Leaf Tail Geckos got nothin'.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #78 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!
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #79 on: 21 Jan 2008, 06:30 »

Pfft, Leaf Tail Geckos got nothin'.

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #80 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, on the other hand, now there's a well-named species.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #81 on: 21 Jan 2008, 06:52 »

Before I clicked the link I thought you had just found my mother on the internet.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #82 on: 21 Jan 2008, 09:19 »

i will be friends with every one of these animals
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #83 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.

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"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."
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #84 on: 21 Jan 2008, 13:19 »

those gigantic red ants (not fire ants, some other species)


You mean cow ants?
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #85 on: 21 Jan 2008, 14:39 »

not at all, these were really ants, big red and shiny.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #86 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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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #88 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.


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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #89 on: 22 Jan 2008, 11:39 »

not at all, these were really ants, big red and shiny.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #90 on: 22 Jan 2008, 12:59 »

That is pretty gross, like a huge pus-filled blister.

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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #91 on: 22 Jan 2008, 13:28 »

Isn't it filled with honey?

I think they steal it from bees...
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #92 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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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #93 on: 22 Jan 2008, 14:03 »

Isn't it filled with honey?
Is that supposed to make it less gross?

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« Reply #94 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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« Reply #95 on: 22 Jan 2008, 14:12 »

Yeah, and then we suck it out their anus.

Sounds awesome.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #96 on: 22 Jan 2008, 14:29 »

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« Reply #97 on: 22 Jan 2008, 14:33 »

Damn it Patrick, you weren't supposed to tell anyone about that.
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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #98 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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Re: Chromatophores WOW!
« Reply #99 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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