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09.23.2017
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Spirit of the Wind

Ropen Overview: Attached Table

Behavior
Meaning
Rhymatic slow pulsating of light intensitySexual arousal.
Three slow flashesAggression. Usually used in dominance displays between males.
Three rapid flashes Fear. Usually used in dominance displays between males.
One rapid flash, followed by one slow flash, followed by one rapid flashSurrendering while refusing to acknowledge the superiority of the victor (?), meaning deduced from an apparent lack of loss in status. Most often used in dominance displays, but sometimes used by ropen while playing. Ropen flashing this pattern are usually left alive even when the other ropen is in a position to easily kill them.
One slow flash, followed by one rapid flash, followed by one slow flashPlayful aggression or defensiveness (?). Almost never seen outside play.
One very rapid flash Warning.
Ten rapid flashes performed while slowly turning, with one slightly longer than the othersIndicates the direction food can be found in (?).