trading HG futures options – effect on margin requirements

i've started trading HG futures options (copper futures). i noticed it influences my margin requirements even though i'm only long calls (i.e., i didn't sell calls/puts). it looks like the margin requirements equal the value of the underlying options. am i understanding that correctly? if so, it would mean that as my options move further into the money, so to would my margin requirements. can someone explain? thanks!

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