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Posion Arrow Frogs

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POISON ARROW FROGS
These small and very colorful frogs often exhibit hues of greens, yellows, reds, and blues combined with black. There bright colors are a warning to predators.
 

SIZE:
Most poison arrow frogs may only reach a size of approximately 2.5-5 cm (1-2 in.)
 

DIET:
Normally feed on ants, crickets, termites, small flies, and other small insects.
 

GESTATION:
2 to 4 weeks. Unlike many other frog species, poison arrow frog females lay eggs on land in damp areas. The males then guard the eggs until they hatch and become tadpoles. The young then crawl onto their father's back while he searches for water. When he finds it, the father shakes the young frogs off and they are on their own.
 

Natural Location:
Rain forests of Central and South America

These little guys are not messing around! Some species of poison arrow frog produce a type of batrachotoxin so powerful that only 1/100,000 of an ounce can potentially kill a human.

 

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