Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

  • Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
  • Dyeing Poison Dart Frog

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Scientific Name Dendrobates tinctorius
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Description

Like most Poison Dart Frogs, these animals only grow to be about two inches. This species of frog comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Some individuals are a brilliant sapphire blue with speckled black spots, others can be yellow and blue with large black patches. Others can be a strong black with colorful stripes or spots.

Fun Facts

  • The regular prey for these amphibians include small, but highly poisonous species of ants, termites, and beetles.
  • Their bodies are believed to in turn, use these poisons for their own defense, contributing to the frog’s infamous toxicity.

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