As much as I am convinced (from other animals) that different species learn from each other, I have seen my Mercs take most of the supposed "mimic" poses and they have never seen any of the things that are supposed to be mimiced.
When I touch the glass Kalypso reaches out with two arms. One arm coming at me and one arm going another direction. Looks much like the supposed "banded sea snake" the mimic does, only she's blue/green so she doesn't have the advantage of being black and white banded like the sea snake.
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