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canada goose coats The coloring is actually a derivative of a class ofplant produced compounds called carotenoids that is, carotene andits chemical cousins. Flamingoes in the wild eat shrimp, which ispink. canada goose outlet toronto factory The flamingo body may not process other colorful chemicalsthe way it processes carotene. Often times when flamingos are fedat a zoo, their diets are much different canada goose outlet parka than their diet would bein the wild. canada goose coats

canada goose clearance sale The depth and shade of their pink depends on how much suitablecarotenoid they eat. In order to have flamingoes that remain pinkin captivity, various colouring agents are fed to them; normallythe canada goose outlet store quebec same agents that are fed to farmed salmon so they have pinkmeat.. canada goose clearance sale

canada goose black friday sale This answer is completely wrong! I’m pretty sure shrimps do notcontain canada goose outlet nyc beta carotene. Beta carotene is an orange (not pink)pigment found in carrots and is a precursor to vitamin A. WhereasAstaxanthine is a pink pigment produced by plants and algae. It isAstaxanthine that give Flamingos their pink color. When shrimps eatalgae the astaxanthine contained in them is incorporated into theirchitin shell. When the Flamingos eat the shrimps the flamingos thenincorporate canada goose outlet toronto address the pigment into their feathers. Incidentally this isalso why the meat or muscle canada goose outlet los angeles of an adult wild salmon is pink. Farmedsalmon raised on meal lacking the pigment have white appearingmuscle. This is also why when you cook shrimp or lobster or crabthey turn bright pink to red in color. Shrimps and lobsters don’tlook pink at first due to proteins in the shell obscuring thepigment. When the protein is denatured (cooked) it reveals thewonderful color. This is also true of the leaves of fall. When thegreen chlorophylls in the leaves are canada goose outlet online store destroyed the reds and orangesand yellows of fall are revealed in their splendor! What about pinkyou say? I’ll explain this canada goose outlet new york next.. canada goose black friday sale

Canada Goose Outlet Both astaxanthine and beta carotene are Carotenoids, a group ofpigment molecules produced by plants and algae that range in colorfrom yellow to red (the leaves of fall). They help absorb light andpass the energy to chlorophyll. They can be divided into twogroups, xanthophylls and carotenes. The former containing oxygenand the later lacking. The coloration of these molecules is due tothe length of their carbon chain with alternating single and doublebonds, called conjugation. This chain absorbs light of variouscolors (energies). canada goose jacket outlet store The more highly conjugated or the longer thechain the more red the pigment looks. The shorter the chain themore yellow the pigment. Changing the length changes the lightabsorption spectrum and therefore the color. Vitamin A (retinol)alpha and beta carotene, lycopene, and lutien are all vitamins andantioxidants as well as Carotenoids.. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose coats on sale Although the explanation of the caratinoids above is right onthe money, its important to note FLAMINGOS ARE NOT PINK BECAUSETHEY EAT SHRIMP! Flamingos are pink because the things they eathave those pigments in them. True, flamingos do eat whats called agrass shrimp, but most of their diet is made up of diatoms andalgae. In fact, most species of flamingo can’t eat anything biggerthan microscopic organisms. canada goose outlet in uk So to say that a flamingo is pink justbecause of shrimp is canada goose outlet montreal like saying humans grow healthy and strongbecause we drink milk. Yes, milk does help us do that, but it is avery small part canada goose outlet store uk of a diverse diet that we consume everyday. Also,the feathers are only temporarily that color, not stained pink. Ifa feather comes off, than it will return to its original whitecolor while laying on the ground over canada goose parka uk time.. canada goose coats on sale

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