08 July 2014

Frogs in Action Addendum

After I wrapped up last Friday’s blog post, Horned Frogs’ Tongues, I discovered that the research study I reviewed was covered on the National Geographic website. Although that didn’t ring my chime, since it was one of many and I’d listed two, I noticed that the website had a YouTube video prepared by the first author of the study. That gave me the idea to devote this addendum to YouTube videos of frogs demonstrating their tongue-grabbing ability. (I stayed away from furry prey.)

Horned frog from research study, tongue extended, catching a cricket. (www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9k5Sxd6UY6I)
Frog making an airborne catch. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC74jQ11ujQ)
Leopard frog capturing a waxworm. Excellent view of tongue sticking to prey. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAUqC8Uvfts)
Toads at lunch. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=osnu_eRyBQ0)
Toad dining on fireflies. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGQNSw-XWlg)
Frog meets SuperBug. (Great graphics!) (www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0LfvPMDNs)
P.S.

National Geographic article on the horned frog tongue study:
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/12/frogs-animals-weird-science-tongues-adhesive-science/

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