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 Poisonous Animals: Poison dart frog (Dendrobates, Phyllobates)
Poison dart frogs lay their eggs in lukewarm pools of water at the brim of leaves, where the eggs are in a secure place, high in the canopy.
Darts coated with the potent toxin of Phyllobates terribilis were swiftly blown at birds and other animals through a blowshaft.
The poison of dart frogs is a subject of scientific research.
library.thinkquest.org /C007974/2_2poi.htm   (773 words)

  
 Amphibiancare.com >> Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobatidae) Care
Poison dart frogs have a reputation for being difficult to care for in captivity, and in the past this was more true.
Poison dart frogs are still sensitive animals that will not tolerate a large amount of mistakes, but finding healthy frogs and purchasing the required supplies to keep them is now easier than it has been in the past.
If groups of frogs are housed together in one terrarium it’s important that there is plenty of extra room, visual barriers, and hiding spots, and that the keeper keeps a very close eye on all animals in the terrarium to assure that all have access to food.
www.amphibiancare.com /frogs/caresheets/poisondartfrog.html   (1620 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog Fact Sheet - National Zoo| FONZ
Poison dart frogs live in the rainforests of Central and South America and on a few Hawaiian islands.
Poison dart frogs feed mostly on spiders and small insects such as ants and termites, which they find on the forest floor using their excellent vision.
Poison dart frogs, also called poison arrow frogs, are so named because some Amerindian tribes have used their secretions to poison their darts.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Amazonia/Facts/fact-poisondartfrog.cfm   (639 words)

  
 Blue Poison Arrow Frog
The Blue poison frog is one of the most striking of the poison arrow frogs.
Frogs with a less deadly toxin are skewered over a fire which excretes large quantities of concentrated poison.
Poison arrow frogs are threatened by the depletion of the rainforest.
www.nashvillezoo.org /blfrog.htm   (1061 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog
Poison is extracted when the hunters heat a living frog over the campfire, and the toxins drip off of the body into a small pan.
Poison dart frogs are social creatures, and mainly live on the forest floor.
Eggs are lain close to the ground, and when hatched the female poison dart frog will carry the tadpoles on her back to a rain-filled bromeliad.
members.tripod.com /elpage19/poison.htm   (253 words)

  
 Green and Black Poison Dart Frog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Poison dart frogs are tiny, brilliantly colored creatures of the South American rain forest.
The poison remains potent for up to a year, and a bird or monkey shot with the poison dart is quickly paralyzed.
The green and fl poison dart frog is native to Central America and northern South America, from Panama to Ecuador, east to the mouth of the Amazon.
www.wcs.org /7490/factsheetarchive/factsheet-poisondartfrog   (382 words)

  
 Dart Den - Care Sheet - General Poison Dart
Furthermore, poison-dart frogs that are hatched and raised in captivity are not at all poisonous because their diet lacks the necessary substrate(s) for the production of these toxins.
Poison-dart frogs inhabit those parts of the world commonly referred to as the tropics; where with the exception of minor variations, humidity, sunlight and temperatures remain consistently high.
The poison dart frog collector can expect a successful experience if attention is paid to the behavior and habitat requirements of his selected species.
www.dartden.com /cs_generaldart.php   (3014 words)

  
 Earth's Birthday Project | Rainforest Exploration | Poison Dart Frog
Poison dart frogs are tiny amphibians, from one half to three inches long.
Dart frogs begin their lives as tadpoles, living in water and breathing through gills.
Dart frog's have tiny suction cups on their toes that cling to slippery leaves and branches.
www.earthsbirthday.org /explore/kids/factsdartfrog.htm   (263 words)

  
 Strawberry Poison-Arrow Frog
Poison Arrow Frogs (also called Poison Dart Frogs) are small, brightly-colored rainforest frogs that have extremely poisonous skin.
Their poison is used by some South American Indians for applying to the tips of their hunting arrows and blow-gun darts.
Poison and Predators: The bright coloration of the poison arrow frogs warns predators that they are poisonous.
www.angelfire.com /empire/zooempire/spafrog.html   (865 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog Care Sheet
Much of the literature available about poison dart frogs is inaccurate, or skims over important areas of their care and requirements.
Housing for young dart frogs is best kept simple, especially for the first month or so that you have the frogs.
Keep your frogs first enclosure in an area with a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees, and give it background light (don't place it in direct sunlight!) Under these conditions your frogs should grow quickly and be ready for a bigger tank in just a few short months.
www.kingsnake.com /dartfrog/cs_smalldartfrogs.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Reptiles and Amphibians » Frogs » Poison Arrow Frog - Strawberry Main Page
Although poison arrow frogs lose their toxicity after being in captivity for a while, it is important to make sure that your Poison Arrow Frog never encounters another animal where there may be an exchange of these toxins.
This Frog is commonly known as the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog.
Poison Dart Frogs do a very good job of taking care of their eggs and their young.
www.centralpets.com /animals/reptiles/frogs/frg2528.html   (726 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frogs - Poison Frogs
Poison Dart Frogs, in the family Dendrobatidae, are sometimes referred to as “Dart Frogs” or “Poison Frogs” and are perhaps some of the most beautiful of all the South American Rainforest creatures.
Poison Dart Frogs are small forest dwelling frogs ranging in size from just over 2 centimeters as with the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio), to the larger 3 inch Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius).
Poison Dart Frogs were obviously named after the poison they secrete from their skin.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/poison-dart-frogs.cfm   (715 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frogs
The bright coloration of the poison dart frog serves as a warning to potential predators that it is one of the most poisonous animals on earth.
The use of frog poison for this purpose is practiced only in the Pacific lowlands of western Colombia, although the poison dart frog has many brilliantly colored, less toxic relatives living throughout the tropical rainforest in lower Central America and northern South America.
Much of the basic research on tropical poison frogs has been conducted by scientists in the Department of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Poison_Dart_Frogs/frogs.html?50   (288 words)

  
 What about poison dart frog babies?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Unlike other kinds of frogs that lay hundreds of eggs, poison dart frogs lay only 2 to 12 eggs at a time, several times during the breeding season.
Poison dart frogs lay their eggs on leaves or on the ground, close to water.
Then the tadpoles hop on the back of the frog (which is sticky with mucous) and he carries them, sometimes one at a time, to a little pool of water.
www.luminet.net /~chdavis/FROGS/BABIES.HTM   (179 words)

  
 dendrobate care sheet
These frogs are usually some sort of poison dart frog.
The genus of Dendrobate is one of the more common genuses in poison dart frogs so I thought I would cover the basic care of them.
Dendrobates tinctorius is one of the largest poison dart frogs, growing to around 4 or 5 cm.
members.aol.com /Frogkeepr/poisonfrog.html   (1028 words)

  
 Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Poison Dart Frog
Poison frogs advertise their toxicity to potential predators with brilliant warning colors and patterns.
Poison dart frogs (also known as poison frogs and poison arrow frogs) are nearly all brightly colored.
Blue poison dart frogs are specifically endangered due to overcollecting for the pet trade.
www.beardsleyzoo.org /kids/animal.asp?mc_id=439   (449 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog Mimics
AUSTIN, Texas—When predators learn to avoid a highly toxic frog, they generalize, and this allows a harmless frog to mimic and be more abundant than a frog whose poison packs less punch, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin studying poison dart frogs in the Amazon have discovered.
The complex of frogs Darst and Cummings studied in the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Middle: Epipedobates bilinguis, the toxic poison dart frog that A.
www.biosci.utexas.edu /spotlights/frogs   (608 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog Poison Arrow Frog Gerald Durrell Jersey Zoo
The poison is like curare and affects the heart and may cause hallucinations.The skin is used as a poison for blowgun darts and arrows by some tribes of the rainforest of Colombia.
The yellow Golden Poison Dart frog photographed above (living up to its latin species name "terribilis") is reputedly the deadliest creature in the world with enough poison in it to kill 10 humans.
Poison dart frogs return to their tadpoles many times and leave their own eggs for the tadpoles to eat.
www.shoarns.com /Frogs.html   (489 words)

  
 Blue Poison Frog (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Poison frogs are among the most successful of tropical frogs in many regards, yet most species have very small geographical ranges.
Instances are known where a snake has been seen to bite into a poison frog, only to immediately release it (spit it out, actually) and begin to rub the lip scales on the ground while writhing about in obvious pain.
The traditional common name for the poison frogs, poison-arrow frogs, thus is based on a misconception and was replaced by some writers with the more correct name poison-dart frogs in the early 1980’s.
www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org.cob-web.org:8888 /a002.html   (357 words)

  
 Dendrobates pumilio: strawberry poison dart frog (Final)
Poison dart frogs (poison arrow frogs) are found in the Neotropics and are usually known because of their amazing colors.
Poison dart frogs are known for their toxicity, but only a few are actually harmful to humans.
Poison dart frogs are amazing creatures with their brilliant colors, their toxic secretions, and their high level of parental care.
jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu /fieldcourses02/PapersCostaRicaArticles/Dendrobatespumilio.strawb.html   (3559 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frogs/Frog Collectible Figurine Gifts
Poison Dart Frogs are the common name given to the group of Dendrobatid frogs belonging to the family of Dendrobatidae.
Poison dart frogs are only found in three geographical regions: Central America, South America, and on a few of the Hawaiian islands.
These ants are believed to eat an unknown wild plant which has toxic properties, which are passed from the plant to the ant to the poison dart frogs, then digested and secreted on the outside of the amphibian's skin.
www.vjegifts.com /index.cfm/POISON_DART_FROGS   (573 words)

  
 Poison dart frog pictures of frogs, tropical frogs wallpaper
The Poison Dart frog, or Poison Arrow frog, is so named because its skin secretes a toxin which was, or so it is said, once used as an arrow poison by indigenous people.
Frogs have a simi-permiable skin, which allows pollutants and toxins to enter into the body of the frog easily.
Dart Den An excellent new forum for the discussion of poison dart frogs.
www.freejunglepictures.com /poisondartfrogs.htm   (566 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Poison Dart Frogs can be found in a number of bright colors including red, blue, yellow and green, as well as several patterns, ranging from spots to stripes.
In captivity, Poison Dart Frogs lose their toxicity due to their restricted diet which lacks certain important components found in the wild that are used to manufacture the poison.
Poison Dart Frogs get their common name from the fact that certain indigenous people of Central and South America will use the toxins secreted from the skin of three species of this family of frogs to coat the tips of their darts which are used for hunting wild game.
snse.lsc.org /Greenhouse/dartfrog.htm   (252 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This type of poison dart frog is not too dangerous, but some have toxic chemicals in their skin that are so dangerous they can kill a person.
The poison in poison dart frogs is to keep predators from eating them, and the bright colors are to warn a predator that the frog is poisonous.
They rub the tip of the dart in the poisonous mucous of the frog's skin and the arrow is ready for the blowgun.
www.msu.edu /user/urquhart/tour/dendrobates.html   (251 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog
I like poison dart frogs not only because of the color of their skin, but I also find their natural defense fascinating.
Poison dart frogs should be kept in a vivarium, which is a kind of terrarium that is very warm and humid.
The green poison dart frog, Dendrobates auratus, was among the first to be bred in captivity and is still a favorite as a pet.
www.angelfire.com /in/reptileland/poisonfrog.html   (406 words)

  
 Blue Poison Dart Frog
These little frogs are easily recognized by their blue color, which is generally darker on the limbs and belly and overlaid with fl spots or patches, especially on the head and back.
As their name implies, poison dart frogs can release toxins from the skin that are distasteful and potentially lethal to would-be predators.
Blue poison dart frogs are active during the day and can be found hiding among boulders and debris near streams; however, they lack toe webbing and are poor swimmers, so they are never found in the water.
aqua.org /animals_bluepoisondartfrog.html   (498 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The poison Dart Frog is very interesting because their colors very from green, blue, red, yellow, brown, and pink.
The female Poison Dart Frogs are usually bigger then the male poison dart frog.
The Poison Dart Frogs skin is so poisons that it can kill a human in just a few seconds.
www.amersol.edu.pe /ms/7th/7block/jungle_research/new_cards/01/report1au.html   (269 words)

  
 ASA Newsletter - Dart Poison Frogs and Toxins
In additions, the small amount of poison used is metabolized and the metabolites are not poisonous; most importantly, cooking may also destroy the toxins, although not all toxins are heat labile.
The examples of the dart poison frog toxins are notable in that man has extracted these toxins from frogs, under primitive conditions, and used them to enhance existing weapons, the darts.
However, in a single weapon, such as in a dart or needle, the dart poison frog toxin can be effective, but not nearly as effective as dipping the dart in botulinum toxin.
www.asanltr.com /ASANews-99/995frogs.htm   (1714 words)

  
 Poison Dart Frogs
Dendrobates tinctorius, a strikingly beautiful poison dart frog native to tropical rain forests of the Guianas in the northeastern shoulder of South America.
Dendrobates frogs produce a poison called pumiliotoxin, which is not as deadly as the batrachotoxin produced by Phyllobates frogs.
The bright coloration of these frogs is considered by some biologists to be an example of "warning coloration" (aposematic coloration), where would-be predators avoid the frogs because of their bitter, toxic, alkaloid secretions.
waynesword.palomar.edu /dartfrog.htm   (527 words)

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