Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8 Photo reference courtesy of cocoparisienne on Pixabay.
Today, my hubby took a Chameleon in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Chameleon’.
Chameleons are interesting critturs. Just a few of fun facts about them:
They don’t change color according to their environment. In fact, different species change color for different reasons. Some for anger or fear, while others respond to light, temperature or humidity.
They change color via nanocrystals – two layers of specialized cells under their skin.
Their tongues can be 2.5 times their body length.
Almost half of the chameleon species live in Madagascar.
They cannot regrow their tails like other lizards.
The smaller the chameleon, the faster the tongue. They’ve been clocked at 8500 feet per second.
Their spit is super sticky!
They do not have ear openings, but they are not deaf. They can detect sound frequencies in the range of 200 – 600 Hz.
They never stop growing during their lifespan.
They see better than humans, with vision in both visible and ultraviolet light.