How Do Animals Change Color?

Changing colors — it’s not just for chameleons! Many species of octopuses, squid and cuttlefish can do it, as well as a few insects, and even mammals and birds. Find out what feats of biology different animals use to change their wardrobes on the fly.
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Sources:
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/how-do-chameleons-change-colors/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/51225/7-animals-are-better-color-changers-chameleons
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2012/07/04/glad-you-ditched-the-anal-fork-golden-tortoise-beetle/ – beetle
http://discovermagazine.com/2007/dec/beetle-of-many-colors – beetle
http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/animal-camouflage.htm
http://io9.com/5959772/how-and-why-animals-change-color-with-the-seasons
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Cephalopoda/
http://tolweb.org/accessory/Cephalopod_Chromatophore?acc_id=2038
http://www.thecephalopodpage.org/cephschool/HowCephalopodsChangeColor.pdf  **
http://dev.biologists.org/content/140/14/2997.full
http://www.bio.davidson.edu/dorcas/animalphysiology/websites/2011/Heil/iridophore.htm
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/08/220188619/climate-change-leaves-hares-wearing-the-wrong-colors
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/2634/ – chameleon
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090224220347.htm – hare http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2297784 – squid
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-squid-and-octopuse/

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