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Dearest Peeps Of Academic Wonderfun & Joyness.

As a sheepy I of course know all that there needs to know about camouflaging myself.

look, can ewe see me here ?..No, ewe can not !..only a keen sense of smell may help ewe !


Me Camouflaged Extremely Well Earlier Today




One thing I can't do (unless I use paint) is change my camouflage like Gecky The Gecko here.

He is a master of the art ...lookee see !!



Gecky Being Master Of The Art Yesterday


But how does Gecky know that he is the right colour ?..in fact...how does any animal capable of multiple camouflage colouration know that it is camouflaged correctly ?....Cuttle Fish are very good aren't they ?..Do they have a mirror ?
Are they able to actually look at themselves as well as the thing they are camouflaged as ?...does camouflaging themselves use up a lot of energy ?

As a firm believer in empirical study I snuk into my neighbours house at 3am this morning and subjected him to a three hour ordeal of what he thought was poltergeist fun..I was camouflaged as his bedroom wall....throwing his stuff about , banging on his wall whilst clapping his head in between cymbals brought fun, luff and merriment to us both.....and then for a finale lifting his bed up whilst he was in it and squeezing it into his shower cubicle yielded no answers..so..no luck there !...and yet..he should thank me for cleaning his bed !

So, can ewe help me understand the nature of why certain animals like Gecky actually know that they are the same colour as the thing they are echoing ?


whajafink ?


Hugs & shmishes


mwah mwah mwah



Neil
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I think they must be running a very early version of PaintShop.
 

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Ask the mimic octopus, which does impersonations*, (see
@ 1:20 - 3.10 ).

[* they don't do celebrities, apart from Whoopi Goldberg  :) ]


You don't have to be able to see your body to adapt it to the environment,
 e.g.  Jeremy spots a babe approaching ...



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« Last Edit: 03/02/2010 05:32:06 by RD »
 

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