Camouflage Physiology in Reptiles
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The concept of camouflage has fascinated people for many years.  Even today, the USA military is trying to develop means of camouflage for soldiers based off highly reflective cells called iridophores (Roach 2011).  While humans are trying to create suits or manners of concealing themselves, nature has essentially perfected the skill.  Yet the ability to change color has greater importance than just camouflage for many reptiles. This website will focus on two reptilian species to investigate metachrosis, or the ability to actively change color.

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This website was created as a part of a class project in the Animal Physiology Class at Davidson College.