MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: How do octopi know what color to be?

Date: Tue Jan 11 13:13:11 2000
Posted by Miriam
Grade level: 4-6 School: Wallingford Elementary School
City: Wallingford State/Province: PA Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 947617991.Zo

I read the archive answers about how they make the change in their bodies, but I am also curious about how they know what color to change to. Do they recognize textures of things like rocks, sand, and plants? Or do they actually see colors? If you painted sand green would they turn tan or green?

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