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Transcript of Chameleon

Behavior Adaptations Extreme Makeover - Evolution Edition Chameleon Structural Adaptations A structural adaptation is when an animal or a
living thing is adapted to it's environment by the
way it's body is built. Behavioral Adaptation is an adaptation that helps an organism/animal enhance either survival or reproduction. Let us present some of these
adaptations for the species "Chameleon" One structural adaptation is.. The chameleon's catapulting tongue. The catapulting tongue is extremely
fast, about 20-40 inches long to ambush
their prey. When fighting, they lower their heads and run into their enemies with their horns on their head. How or what makes these chameleons change color or camouflage? What does the horns do to the enemy? Well, the Chameleons use their horns to defend themselves so that the enemies won't get closer to them to eat. Well it's the special cells called chromatophores that are in their deep layers of skin. These chromatophores in their layers of skin are what changes the colors of it- or you could say what makes/helps them chameleons camouflage. Another behavioral adaptation is.. their camouflaging. Camouflaging adapts to chameleons
by helping them in fighting/ambushing situations. Such as hiding by camouflaging with it's surroundings to not be spotted from their enemy or prey. Another Behavioral Adaptation is .... A fourth behavioral adaptation is.. the color changing in their layers of skin. Their body temperature depends on the weather How this adapts to them is that color changing is mostly occurred to when their communicating to other chameleons also depending onto their mood. Their body temperature is needed when they are in a sunny desert. Hmm, I wonder how male chameleons interact with the females You wonder? They could change their temperature either when it's at daylight or nighttime so that they could survive during the sunny or cold in the desert. Well then let us tell you! In the mating seasons, males have a certain method to try attracting female chameleons. The males slightly puff up to show off their brightest colors. But if the female rejects them- The female chameleon either
hisses at them, runs away, or even bite them! These bites may also be deadly enough to kill. Let's now talk about their diet~ Chameleons are considered Omnivores. They could eat fruit flies,
worms, crickets, regular flies, moths, and grasshoppers. Time to talk about where these unique beings live. Their current habitat are dry deserts. Places such as Madagascar and Africa. Where high pressure zones
in which cold air descends. Also areas with little shade about 10%
of the ground is covered with plants. Now that you have learned some things about chameleons.. Now it's time to see "How would Chameleons survive in an opposite habitat? " By Angelica,Rayan& Erica Let's say they lived in the Arctic Tundra! Their Habitat, the Arctic Tundra
Is different from their original habitat, the food,temperature everything that the Chameleons had in their old habitat. Here are some things that are in the Arctic Tundra, the Chameleon's new home. One new thing in the Arctic Tundra is..... The Tundra has short summers. The length of the summer 6 to 10 weeks. Pretty short right? The temperature in the Tundra are.... Most of the Temperature in the Tundra are between 45 through 50 degrees. It barely gets any warmer. Where is the Arctic Tundra
Located? The Arctic Tundra is mostly located in these parts.
Mostly Parts of Greenland, parts of Alaska, Northern Canada and Russia What are the winter Temperatures? Hey There! Here, we're going to show you some things about Chameleons! Now let's start off with telling you first about what some words mean for you to understand what we'll be talking about. Well, the winter temperatures are around 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature are between -20 degrees and -30 degrees Fahrenheit. How many inches of rain are in the arctic tundra? The rain in the Tundra are in the total of 6 to 10 inches of rain each year. Which it is a pretty good amount, isn't it? Now, the Arctic Tundra's land feature Their Land feature is... The land feature is Soggy, covered with marshes and streams. Mostly there is Shrubs, mosses, liches and grasses Now, The New Structural Adaptations of the Chameleon in the Arctic Tundra First Structural Adaptation is... Having white thick fur to skin to keep Chameleon immune from the cold. Why having the thick fur on the skin? They need it to keep themselves warm or they will die in the Arctic Tundra without any warmth for them. Next Structural Adaptation is... Sharper horns to attack their enemies that are larger than themselves. Another Structural adaptation is.... Having razor sharp teeth to catch the fish underwater. Why the razor sharp teeth? They need the razor sharp teeth to get their fish and bite the fish. Without the razor sharp teeth, Chameleons won't be able to eat anything Another Structural Adaptation is... Fin at the end of the tail for speed and balance on water while swimming. Why the fins on the chameleons? They need the fins according to be straight or else the chameleons will be all over the place and not being in a straight line. Another Structural Adaptation is...... Add a layer of blubber under their fur.
They need that layer of blubber to keep them warn while swimming underwater. Structural Adaptation: The Sharp Claws The Chameleons need the sharper claws for the following:
Hard Surface while climbing .
The Chameleons need those sharp claws to support their weight according to climb. Without the sharper claws, Chameleons won't be able to make it to the top. The Final Structural Adaptation is.. Webbs through their fingers to swim in the water. And Now, their Behavioral Adaptation One Behavioral Adaptation is.... Imitate their enemies sound as if it was far away and they will walk away. Why Imitate the enemies? So that the Chameleon's enemies won't eat Chameleons, even though the enemies are almost close. Another Structural Adaptation is... Use their eyes as spirals to confuse their enemies. It would be useful for the Chameleon so that the larger enemies won't get them easily. Another Structural Is.. When caught on spot at night, it will automatically run or camouflage. Either of these two will help them on the spot. Another Structural is... When trying to sleep at night, the chameleons will dig a hole in the ice or snow to sleep and keep darkness. The Last Behavioral Adaptation Is.... When Swimming and spotting prey, they speed up, camouflage, and strike with the horn to get them.
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