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Zebra stuff. [Aug. 8th, 2006|12:51 am]
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Black stripes on white or white stripes on black? Some zebras are born with unfully formed stripes that seem to indicate a black background, pigment, or skin color with white stripes. But, how can zebra stripes be useful for camouflage? Since a lion, one of the zebra's main predators, is color blind, the pattern of the zebra's stripes is more crucial than color for the zebra to blend with its background. A mass of blended stripes from a large, moving group of zebras makes it difficult for the lion to plan an attack on any specific zebra. Like fingerprints, zebras have uniquely identifiable stripes -- useful to one another and scientists. They seem to get some kind of pleasure from looking at stripes. Stripes seem to be so important to the zebra that black and white stripes painted on a wall will attract zebras to group near the wall.

I couldn't find what I originally wanted to post about them, but one day, one day soon there will be more zebra info. So, yes. Be prepared for it...it's gonna happen!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ggYnKKyG6hY&search=my%20little%20pony
And you're gonna wanna watch this if you liked the 80's at all... ;)
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2006-08-08 05:46 am (UTC)
Cool! I always wondered why on earth they'd be designed that way. My life is complete! hah
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 05:49 am (UTC)
=) I didn't know either. Cool stuff.
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From: oh___yes
2006-08-08 05:49 am (UTC)
i like that info about zebras! they are so interesting to me!
AND CUTE!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 05:50 am (UTC)
Glad you like. I think they're pretty cool, too. :)
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[User Picture]From: niassa_c
2006-08-08 05:54 am (UTC)
Cool. And to prove I'm a geek the first thought after reading was, "Well, you would have to wonder how such an trait would be selected for and fixed in to a population." God, school really has melted my mind!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 05:58 am (UTC)
I was wondering that too. Like how cool is nature, yo?
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2006-08-08 06:15 am (UTC)
That Little Pony thang fucking my shit up!

~M~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 06:17 am (UTC)
Good fucked up shit, I hope? ;)
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[User Picture]From: rlaltari
2006-08-08 06:24 am (UTC)
I remember reading about the ever-moving group of stripes, but I didn't know that lions were colorblind. Are other cat species also colorblind?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 11:10 pm (UTC)
I bet a quick google would find the answer. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-08-08 06:27 am (UTC)
mmmm zebraaa....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 11:11 pm (UTC)
Umm... Mmm, like tasty? *blink*
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2006-08-08 07:00 am (UTC)
I think it would be terribly hot to be all black. What if a zebra lost his stripes? Would he pass out from the heat, or is that not how it works? I thought about not posting this, because it might mistakenly lead to thoughts of me as racist. But I realized that that's just me thinking about it too much, which is not something I want to perpetuate in myself. It occurs to me that there are both animals that are a sturday black and a nebulously tawny brown that nears the pigmentation of zebras (but is that only for skin?). I read a book to a kid where the mostly black zebras were at odds with the mostly white zebras, but they made up in the end, and I thought this is way too overt to not make me squeamish because the resolution was too shazy, and there's no such thing as a white horse, they're actually grey according to horse scientists, whatever kind of career that is, so what color really is a zebra's stripes?

I've written too much and am in need of an editor.
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2006-08-08 07:06 am (UTC)
oh, and I had a colorblind moment today. roar!
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From: goodtouch
2006-08-08 07:49 am (UTC)
Awwww, I love zebras; they've always been one of my favorite animals. And when all the animal print clothes started getting popular, I picked zebra for mine, so I've got some neat zebra print clothes, too. I'm a sucker for black and white animals... :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 11:18 pm (UTC)
Fun! :)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-08-08 03:19 pm (UTC)

Zebra's.

Zebra's are cool. lol.

Yes! The 80's! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-08 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Zebra's.

:)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-08-08 04:08 pm (UTC)
My stepmom has a zebra skin up on her wall. Actually, she and my dad have pretty much decorated the whole place with skins and antlers. The floor rug is a buffalo with the head still attached. The ears on that thing are freaky.

Oh, and speaking of My Little Ponies:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7dDeS3nv3SQ
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-09 12:39 am (UTC)
That makes me really sad.

And I'll favorite place it. I've got dial up currently.
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[User Picture]From: sapphirezelda
2006-08-08 04:42 pm (UTC)
That video was SO great
My gosh
I <3 the 80's with a passion.
*sigh*
That's happy.
lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-09 12:41 am (UTC)
It really is. :)
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-08-08 05:57 pm (UTC)
They seem to get some kind of pleasure from looking at stripes.

*snicker* Kinky zebra sex.
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[User Picture]From: yourmomsbish
2006-08-09 12:19 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-09 01:09 am (UTC)
Happy!
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[User Picture]From: mazaskaneko
2006-08-09 09:39 am (UTC)
"some sort of leasure from looking at stripes*
hmmm first thought (probably not appropriate!)
-a picture of a zebra butt entitled "pron" yay. heheh we love the randomess hahehehe
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-09 10:37 pm (UTC)
butt entitled pron? hehehe
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