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Transcript of Dart frog
Most species of poison dart frogs are small, sometimes less than 1.5 cm in adult length, although a few grow up to 6 cm in length. They weigh 1 oz.on average. Most poison dart frogs are brightly colored.They are the smallest species with spines.There are 6000 kinds of reptiles.
Adult frogs lay their eggs in moist places, including on leaves, in plants, among exposed roots, and elsewhere. Once the eggs hatch, the adult piggybacks the tadpoles, one at a time, to suitable water, either a pool, or the water gathered in the throat of bromeliads or other plants. The tadpoles remain there until they metamorphose, fed by unfertilised eggs laid at regular intervals by the mother.[
About The Poison
Where the dart frog lives
The frogs have survived for over four hundred million years
Dart frogs live in South America
Poison dart frogs lives in humid, tropical environments of Central and South America. These frogs are generally found in tropical rainforests .
Dart frogs include some of the most toxic animals on Earth. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 grown men. The Indians of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the genus' common name.
Scientists are unsure of the source of poison dart frogs' toxicity, but it is possible they assimilate plant poisons which are carried by their prey, including ants, termites and beetles. Poison dart frogs raised in captivity and isolated from insects in their native habitat never develop venom
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The medical research community has been exploring possible medicinal uses for some poison dart frog venom.
They have already developed a synthetic version of one compound that shows promise as a painkiller.
The Dart frogs poison is the
3 rd strongest toxin in the world.
The CIAN is 5000 times weaker.
One such chemical is a painkiller 200 times as potent as morphine, called epibatidine; however, the therapeutic dose is very close to the fatal dose. Secretions from dart frogs are also showing promise as muscle relaxants, heart stimulants and appetite suppressants.
The most poisonous of these frogs, the golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis), has enough toxin on average to kill ten to twenty men or about ten thousand mice.