TITLE

Ants on the Menu

PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;10/15/2004, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information about poison dart frogs. The bright colors of poison dart frogs warn other animals that the frogs are not safe to eat. Their skin contains poison that may kill animals that eat them. A team of scientists recently discovered where one species of poison dart frog gets its deadly poison. The scientists collected insects from the area where the frogs live. They found ants containing the same poison as the frogs. Scientists found the same ants in the stomachs of the frogs. After eating the ants, those frogs use the poison to protect themselves.
ACCESSION #
14619908

 

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