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Camouflage and Mimicry. By: Michael Shulman and Eli Miloff . What is Camouflage?. What is Camouflage?. The act, means, or result of concealment that allows otherwise visible animals to remain unnoticed by blending in with their environment. Camouflage. Camouflage.

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camouflage and mimicry

Camouflage and Mimicry

By: Michael Shulman and Eli Miloff

what is camouflage1
What is Camouflage?
  • The act, means, or result of concealment that allows otherwise visible animals to remain unnoticed by blending in with their environment
camouflage1
Camouflage
  • Camouflage is essentially a form of visual mimicry, where the species mimics its environment
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Camouflage
  • Camouflage is essentially a form of visual mimicry, where the species mimics its environment
  • According to Natural Selection, camouflage is a characteristic increases a species chance of survival and reproduction and therefor is passed on
what is mimicry
What is Mimicry?
  • Mimicry: A structural adaptation in which a harmless species resembles a harmful species in color or structure (Textbook)
  • The similarities of one species to another which protects one or both
3 types of mimicry
3 Types of Mimicry
  • Batesian Mimicry
  • Muellerian Mimicry
  • Self Mimicry
batesian mimicry
Batesian Mimicry
  • When two or more species are similar in appearance, but only one is equipped with spines, stingers, or toxic chemistry
meullerian mimicry
Meullerian Mimicry
  • When two unpalatable (distasteful, indigestible) species are mimics of each other with conspicuous coloration
self mimicry
Self Mimicry
  • When animals have a certain structural body part that mimics bigger and more intimidating animals during an attack to aid their survival
example of camouflage
Example of Camouflage
  • Here is an example of Camouflage demonstrated by the Peacock Flounder:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__XA6B41SQQ&feature=related

the mimic octopus
The Mimic Octopus
  • http://www.videobash.com/video_show/the-incredible-mimic-octopus-399991
mimesis
Mimesis
  • An intermediate process between camouflage and mimicry
  • Mimesis: The process in which the mimic takes on the properties of a specific organism
        • This means the species is seen by predator but is mistaken for another organism
class activity
Class Activity
  • Identifying Poisonous Snakes
signs of a poisonous snake1
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
signs of a poisonous snake2
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
  • Fangs
signs of a poisonous snake3
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
  • Fangs
  • Elliptical (egg) Shaped pupils
signs of a poisonous snake4
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
  • Fangs
  • Elliptical (egg) Shaped pupils
  • Presence of a rattle on the tail
signs of a poisonous snake5
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
  • Fangs
  • Elliptical (egg) Shaped pupils
  • Presence of a rattle on the tail
  • Varying colors
signs of a poisonous snake6
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Triangular shaped head
  • Fangs
  • Elliptical (egg) Shaped pupils
  • Presence of a rattle on the tail
  • Varying colors
    • Most solid colour snakes are harmless
signs of a poisonous snake7
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Watch out for mimics
signs of a poisonous snake8
Signs of a Poisonous Snake
  • Watch out for mimics
  • There are a variety of non-poisonous snakes that mimic the patterns and behaviors or poisonous snakes
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BONUS
  • Q: What type of mimicry is this?
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BONUS
  • Q: What type of mimicry is this?
  • A: Batesian Mimicry
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