Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A different female

These 5 are all mottled...

Here's a non-typical female coqui with "palomino" type patches on her. This area has a high percentage of the mottled type frogs that don't change skin color even with temperature changes.
The male and 2 other females mottled skin were much more visable until it started to heat up but as you can see the other 2 are still showing the pattern and never change. So....camoflage = better survival rate..= pass on the stronger skin pigment or?? let's get that grant and study it!