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African Frog Defends Itself With Chemicals

Science & Tech  (tags: Africa, animals, discovery, frogs, interesting, news, Research on Evolution and Biodiversity i, science )

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Ants in Africa will eat frogs except for one: the West African savanna frog that protects itself with two peptides that trick the ants into leaving it alone, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan. Happy holidays everyone!

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Ruth Ann W (198)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:23 am
Isn't nature the best? Amazing what can be done out there in the natural world.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 9:58 am
The diversity in nature is fascinating! Thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:02 am
This is how the human harm themselves

Saturday December 28, 2013, 5:00 am
What a unique planet this is. Thanks Kayleen for sharing.

Aileen P (40)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:01 am
Thnak you for sharing.

M B (62)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:59 pm
I wish I could defend myself like this, LOL.

Jav R (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:59 pm
Interesante. Muchas gracias.

Roger G (154)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:07 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:39 pm
So do most toads. Thanks.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:01 pm
interesting thanks Kayleen

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:11 pm

Suzan F (137)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:19 pm
What a great form of self-protection! Noted.

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:24 am
It's all about survival. Fascinating indeed! Thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:10 am
Good way to defend itself!

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 9:48 am
Love frogs!
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