Ask Shagg by Peter Guren

Ask Shagg

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  1. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 4 years ago

    Good for you admitting to a mistake. Sort of.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    The anole blends into its surroudings. So does the chameleon. Reptiles don’t have “moods.” They react to stimuli, but they don’t have much in their brain pans that is not geared toward survival.
    What is even more interesting is that other lizard species change color over long periods of time to blend into their surroundings. For example, I caught a Phrynosoma douglasii at Fort Rock. It had black spots with red and yellow in them, matching the lichens on the rocks. When I was a kid, we kept local lizards (sagebrush and western fence) in a series of tanks. At one point we used aquatic gravel. If we used red, the lizards would eventually end up with redder coloring. If we used blue, they would darken in color and get a bluish cast. The only one that didn’t seem to change was a western skink. Another short-horned lizard was very pale from the light colored dirt that he lived in.

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    Coolio Say What said, almost 4 years ago

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