Friday, 13 September 2013

15 Poison Dart Frogs


There are over 200 species of Poison Dart Frog found in South and Central America, each one advertising their stomach-curdling defences with bright colour and vivid pattern. Some, like the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, have more than a dozen wildly differing morphs within the same species.

Here's but the slightest taste of aposematic colouration which duly caught my eye!

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that warning make for great wall art. :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

And if you could get all the species and all the morphs, no two parts of the wall would look alike!

Daniel Berke said...

How funny, I was just reading about the Golden Poison Dart Frog earlier today. I was most struck by the fact that they apparently don't manufacture their deadly poison themselves, but pick it up from something they eat in their natural habitat (frogs bred in captivity are completely non-poisonous).

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Yes! It seems to come from ants, centipedes and various poisonous beetles. Nice skill if you can do it!

Esther said...

Looks like a cocktail menu to me. ;)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! A Dart Frog cocktail bar could work. The "what's your poison" joke would get old fast, though!

Ethan Kranz said...

Do not insult frogs.

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