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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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://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
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