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« on: September 12, 2015, 12:58:56 am »

Fascinating.



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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 01:00:41 am »



 It all sounds a touch improper  Shocked Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 06:03:25 am »

Heavens, woman! Stop improperly touching your squid skin! 

(But seriously, folks...)

I'm wondering now how that might affect aether fauna...Could sky krakens, aether whales, cloud jellies and the like appear translucent? One's dirigible could collide with such a beast before the crew realized the creature was even there...
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 10:24:35 am »

Anyone who has traversed the Atlantic Trade Winds knows of Teuthididae cumulus, the Giant Cloud Flying Squid.  They're indistinguishable from certain types of clouds when activating their camouflage.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 01:17:43 pm »

I'll have to start making my airships out of squid skin.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 01:20:14 pm »

Heavens, woman! Stop improperly touching your squid skin!  

(But seriously, folks...)

I'm wondering now how that might affect aether fauna...Could sky krakens, aether whales, cloud jellies and the like appear translucent? One's dirigible could collide with such a beast before the crew realized the creature was even there...

I guess sky krakens would be able to change colour to camouflage against the sky. on a sunny day that'd be blue, on a rainy day they'd be grey-ish etc.

Anyone who has traversed the Atlantic Trade Winds knows of Teuthididae cumulus, the Giant Cloud Flying Squid.  They're indistinguishable from certain types of clouds when activating their camouflage.

basically that.
as for whales, they don't change colour in water why would they in sky.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 03:01:15 pm »

...as for whales, they don't change colour in water why would they in sky.

I suspect a majority of air fauna would share certain color features with their ocean-going kin, i.e., light underbellies and dark backs for appropriate misdirection when viewed from below and above.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 04:31:57 pm »

British Air Krakens have the ability to change their skin through the entire spectrum: from 'light grey overcast'; 'mid grey drizzle'; to 'medium dark gloomy grey' to 'very dark thundercloud grey', and everywhere in between.

They are very easy to spot during the three days of Summer.
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