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Camouflage

Structural adaptation that enables species to blend with their surroudings; allows a species to avoid detection by predators


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Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... a person's eyes were directed. Predatory animals, like cats and dogs especially, don't show the whites of their eyes, their eyes are part of their camouflage. Maybe eyebrows also fall into this "communication" category. What about eyebrows on dogs and cats? I wonder if domesticated dogs ...

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by Rap
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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Green mammals

Obviously some tropical arborial mammals would be better camouflaged if they were green. I think the answer is simply that mammals lack the ability to produce green pigmentation in their fur or hide, or indeed any great range of pigmentation, compared ...

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by animartco
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:33 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... now the bug “has to” come up with a pretty substantial # of features from a countless number of random options to reach a state of a perfect camouflage (I’m not gonna count them, the examples observed in nature are pretty impressive – that’s one more link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8940584/Animal-camouflage-can-you-spot-these-masters-of-disguise-playing-hide-and-seek.html ...

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by Nick7
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 10227

Re: Camouflage in nature

Gavin , The development of life from the beginning of time to now explained by evolution through natural selection is not a fact, but a hypothesis which has been proven with the highest level of probability possible. But there is so much complexity in life, that the luck’s role in the creation of s...

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by Nick7
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Views: 10227

Re: Camouflage in nature

So it does seem to me that evolution through natural selection applied to camouflage will not work in a system with multiple degrees of freedom – the benchmark creature should not alter its qualities (or at least shouldn’t do it too fast) or one will not be ...

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by Gavin
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
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