How do chameleon’s camouflage themselves?!??!?


Like how can their scales(?) change into any color on demand? And how do they color match so well? My mind is blown.

In: Biology

Sort of like a TV screen works.
Chameleons have tiny colored dimples all around their bodies. The thing is that they can make some of those bigger or smaller, thus making it look like a certain color is stronger. By mixing which cells are large and which are small, chameleons can turn many colors that are mostly based on their emotions (they turn black if they don’t like you, for example)