How do chameleons change their colors? -

How do chameleons change their colors?


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at how exactly chameleons are able to change their colors.

Chameleons can not only change their skin color, but also its brightness, in order to camouflage, communicate with each other, and regulate their body temperature.

Because their metabolism requires sunlight to run correctly, chameleons regulate heat intake by altering the shades of their skin.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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