Poisonous Frogs

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Poisonous Frogs

Postby Ambrose Miller » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:03 am

How do poisonous frogs become poisonous? We have heard it is the plants that they eat, is this correct :?:

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Postby Evan » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:59 am

Frogs are actually carnivorous. Most poisonous frogs get their poison from their diet, which consists of arthropods. That's probably why so many frogs are poisonous in South America, because everything is.

The Corroboree Frog is the only frog species which creates its own poisons. It creates them the same way we create any chemical in our cells, and then releases them onto the skin when they are threatened.

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