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Posted by meretseger on April 21, 2003 at 19:11:08:

In Reply to: Kinda like a mood ring! more... posted by kimhotep on April 21, 2003 at 15:34:47:

Siamese cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs have a gene that only produces melanin under certain temperatures. These animals will appear all white if kept over, I think it was 80 degrees. It IS pretty strange, but it's a much slower process than color changing herps. Boa constrictors are famous for coloring down at night, and I've noticed crested geckos do it too.


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