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🔥 Blue Milk Frog

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago edited 7d ago

Amazon Milk frogs have blue blood and that is why they have a blue tint to them. The females are louder than the males and since they are more active at night, the females can be difficult to have in the same room with you as you sleep.

It is estimated that wild Amazon milk frogs live 15+ years. In human care, they can live up to 25 years.

Here are some Frog milk pictures you may like


Edit: these frogs rarely secrete toxic "milk," but their skin readily absorbs potentially harmful chemicals that may be on a person's hands.

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u/poopellar 7d ago

How and why is the blood blue tho?

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u/mttott 7d ago Helpful Take My Energy

Their blood oxygen carriers prolly has copper based oxygen carrier (hemocyanin) and not iron based like ours (hemoglobin). Like some crustaceans/molluscs. I think.

Not an expert.

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u/heebath 7d ago edited 7d ago Wholesome Awesome Answer

Yes you are. Real recognizes real. Hemerythrin, chlorocruonin are the other two. Blood colors can be: RBGV

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u/Skipperwastaken 7d ago

RGBVA, thanks to the crocodile icefishes. They have clear blood and oxygen just simply diffuses into their blood plasma. This is really inneficient, so they evolved to have larger hearts and arteries than similar sized fish.

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u/swirlViking 7d ago

What does A stand for?

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u/Skipperwastaken 7d ago

In the RGBA color model A stands for alpha, but it basically means opacity.

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u/TenbluntTony 7d ago

I knew this because I code but I’ve never understood why alpha is used instead of opacity. It’s never used in that context anymore I’m thinking. The way they explained it was almost comical they said “alpha means opacity and opacity basically means transparency”.

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u/CosmicFloppyDisk 7d ago

The term alpha comes from the classic linear interpolation formula which is used to interpolate between two images to give you that alpha layer(the image and then whatever is in the background). In the formula it uses the Greek symbol α (alpha)

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u/morpheousmarty 7d ago

Because technically the chanel can be used for anything, it just so happens that right now we use it for opacity more than any other reason.

Of course that is true of the other channels as well, if you wanted to use the green channel to denote depth nothing would stop you except the amount of time it would take for you to get all the other systems to cooperate.

But most stuff is like that, there was s point in history where they weren't sure what the extra bits would be used for and just called it the variable "alpha" and here we are.

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u/Appropriate_Ant_4629 6d ago

you wanted to use the green channel to denote depth

That's one way of thinking of what a greenscreen is. From one point of view you could consider them as using "lots of green" as "this has such depth it should be put this behind the background overlay".

(Of course you could also think of it as green>r+b means alpha that's transparent .... but since you said "green channel to denote depth" I thought it was more fun to think of it the other way.)

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u/Hugh-Mahn 7d ago Helpful

Now I'm no expert, but that comment right here, that is one wholesome one, that also adds even more contexts to the info we just godt, and you know what, that is pretty awesome.

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u/Gugteyikko 7d ago

Yes you are. Real recognizes real.

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u/CustomBlendNo1 7d ago

That's pretty neat!

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u/drzentfo 7d ago

TIL the colors of blood

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u/WillemPenn 6d ago

Blood chemistry is frigging amazing.

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u/jumpingspider08 7d ago

But why does this specie of all frogs have blue blood while others have red?

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u/Leo55 7d ago

Like Horseshoe crabs!

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u/Gunnerwolf34 7d ago

Isn’t our blood blue until it hits the air? Or is that just a myth I’ve always believed?

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u/mttott 7d ago

Myth. I've donated blood before and it isn't in the air and it is deepest of deep crimson

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u/Gunnerwolf34 7d ago

I’ve given blood my entire life and never equated that lol. Fuckin hell I’m dumb

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u/PCYou 7d ago

Maroon basically

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u/Lux-Fox 7d ago

We don't call people names here.

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u/norville05 7d ago

That comment should win the internet. Edit:sp

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u/mttott 7d ago

I don't necessarily trust my eyes when it comes to colour

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u/The_Golden_Warthog 7d ago

How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't?

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u/NoExplorer5983 6d ago

"Whatta maroon, whatta ta-ra-ra- voom-de-ay"

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it! Old Bugs Bunny continues to haunt me ;)

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u/Prof_Acorn 7d ago

Nope. Arterial blood is super bright red even.

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u/onFilm 7d ago

Wouldn't you see the blood turning red if that was the case? What about surgery videos? Or internal bleeding? Don't believe everything you read.

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u/Gunnerwolf34 7d ago

I’ve already said how dumb I am. No need to berate me further.

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u/onFilm 7d ago

You're not dumb, just unaware, like anyone else on the planet about any specific topic. If you were truly dumb, you'd believe that myth even after being presented with the evidence!

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u/Gunnerwolf34 7d ago

Which technically I have not seen any of yet. But common sense tells me the myth busting here is correct. I just never put any thought into the blood thing really before.

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u/NoExplorer5983 6d ago

..but...you've given blood, so you *have * seen proof. Intravenous needle in arm: no air exposure, bc introduction of air into bloodstream could be bad; tube attached to needle, tube attached to flattened bag that expands when your blood fills it. No air hitting your blood anywhere in the process and it's red - straight from the ol' tap (which in this case is you).

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u/SlikkXJutsu 7d ago

Ever seen a horseshoe crabs blood? Looks like blueberry koolaid.

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u/Swayzee7 7d ago

Yummy

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u/ReactionClear4923 7d ago

Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

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u/curiousmind111 6d ago

Have you ever watched gladiator movies?

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u/Kayniaan 7d ago

It's because they're nobility.

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u/pengu1 7d ago

They are Vulcan. Live long and prosper.

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u/MentalSupportDog 7d ago

Sounds like my wife! Right, BOYS????

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago

Yes.. your wife is a lot louder then this frog

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u/WiziWeirdo 7d ago

Wow. Amazon basics really plans to manufacture everything!

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u/hmclaren0715 7d ago

Are they not poisonous?

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u/MetaTater 7d ago

No, they are poisonous.

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u/itsallonesandzeros 7d ago

No, they aren't not poisonous

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u/hmclaren0715 7d ago

I naturally assumed as much given their bright colors.. but people still keep them as pets?

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u/RussIsTrash 7d ago

Are they poisonous? They sure look poisonous. Man I wouldn’t wannna mess with those poisonous frogs. Goddamn poison

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u/LeeAfdahl 7d ago

Thanks That Was really helpful (not sarcasm) :)

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u/mopping24 7d ago

Interesting breeding process. Males may induce a second female to lay a patch of eggs as food for the first patch that's already been fertilized

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u/Bucket-Cat 7d ago

I enjoy it when the poster puts into in the comments. Very interesting! Thanks

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u/Tirus_ 7d ago

This guy Milk Frogs.

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u/heinebold 7d ago

I've never seen a real animal that looks so robotic

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u/Captnmikeblackbeard 7d ago

I was thinking lego. But yeah this is mesmerizing.

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u/TunafishSandworm 7d ago

I was thinking a gummy frog

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u/WastelandGamesman 7d ago

He look so yummy

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u/ampjk 7d ago

I'm a gummy bear .....

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u/ampjk 7d ago

I was thinking a crazy phrog

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u/A_brand_new_troll 7d ago

Fingers are so sticky they are hard to pry off the branch

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u/citrus_mystic 7d ago

I love the little feet adjustments

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u/thefruitysalad 7d ago

Check out the shoebill stork, literally reminds me of an animatronic: https://youtu.be/noF-CLNSUZU

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u/RealLifeReview 7d ago

Looks like a cyborg pokemon

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u/ZKXX 6d ago

You never see lizards do that robot dance? I don’t know what it’s called or why they do it but they do a robot dance.

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u/HassananeBalal 7d ago

I’ve never seen this type of Pokemon before

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u/DinoRaawr 7d ago

It's literally been my favorite frog since the first time I laid eyes on one. I hope your life is enriched by its existence forever more.

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u/faulknip 7d ago

Ive never encountered anyone with a favourite frog before, mine is the blue poison arrow frog, dendrobates azureus

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u/DinoRaawr 7d ago

I'm a bit basic. My top 3 are Milk Frog, Red-eyed Tree Frog, and Vietnamese Mossy Frog. I got to see a wild Dendrobates auratus once, and I was very charmed.

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u/faulknip 7d ago

Oh wow! Nothing basic about that. Have you seen the frog that can push its bones thru its skin to evade predators? Frogs are badass

Edit:https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13991-horror-frog-breaks-own-bones-to-produce-claws/

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u/DinoRaawr 7d ago

Yes! I actually watched a whole video on them the other day. I forget where. Bizarre Beasts on YouTube probably? Not sure.

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u/Fred1304 6d ago

Frogs are my favorites

Started out with those books you’d see at the scholastic book fair.

Red eye tree frogs are what made me love them

My dream frog to have is a glass frog.

Currently have a pair of Amazon milk frogs and I hope to slowly grow and keep more frogs.

They are truly the best animals

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u/RModPowerTrip 7d ago

It's a rare poison breed of Sobble

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u/Spiffy313 7d ago

It's Bulbasaur before the bulb starts growing

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u/rkk142 7d ago

Froakie is the pokemon equivalent!

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u/blakb1rd 7d ago

MILF (man I love frogs)

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago

I LOVE MILF

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u/Crowbar113 7d ago

I love man I love frogs

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u/SMOKE-B-BOMB 7d ago

I love man, I love frogs

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u/mull3286 7d ago

ILMILF

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u/christo334 7d ago

I love ILMILF

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u/SpiritedAd8416 7d ago

I Love I Love Man I Love Frogs

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u/the_mystery_men 7d ago

ILILMILF

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u/yungdripskylark 7d ago

This is a perfect example of when Redditors take things too far

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u/unamedprotogen 7d ago

It’s not too far if your having fun. Either way people can just close the comments.

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u/pc1109 7d ago

I love lamp!

(lepidobactrachus at my place :))

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u/Beemo-Noir 7d ago

You love MILFS. I love MILFS. We are not the same.

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u/ThatGuyPhD902 7d ago

I can get behind this MILF stuff. 😅

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u/caldera 7d ago

Can you imagine being so hungry you look down at this thing and think: “I’ll have me some of that!”

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u/candlehand 7d ago

Saw this shirt in the wild and gave a high five because Man, I Love Frogs too

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u/Machielove 7d ago

r/SipsTea posts frogs on Wednesday, just saying 🐸

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u/kiomi21 7d ago

Chance missed to do Frog Friday though.

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u/Gunnerwolf34 7d ago

Just saw two teen girls at third eye blind wearing “ I ❤️ dilf” hats who were clearly scared away by any male attention. As they should have been. And gross on the men giving them the attention.

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u/baldursgate91 7d ago

What in the everloving fuck does that have to do with anything?

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago edited 7d ago

The Mission golden-eyed tree frog or Amazon milk frog is a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. It is sometimes referred to as the blue milk frog. It was first discovered along the Maracanã River in Brazil.

They have special toe-pads to help them climb plants. They can hold up to 14 times the animal's body weight!

Their blood tends to have a blue color visible through the skin, most prominently on the mouth and toes.

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u/mischievous-goat 7d ago

He's on a mission alright... Looks like he's wearing a space suit

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u/AnyResident8643 7d ago

It doesn’t even look real, it looks like a toy! This is awesome and cute. Thanks for sharing.

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u/Hamshamus 7d ago

It reminds of everything got to do with the villains lair in RL. Stines Attack of the Mutant.

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u/A_random_poster04 7d ago

Mission, golden eye, and no James Bond joke yet?

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u/l0c0pez 7d ago

I never knew that the star wars drink came from crushed or squeezed frogs

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u/norse_force_30 7d ago

They’re hand-wrung by artisanal frog-wringers, the drippings lovingly collected, in the traditional fashion. Alas, each frog generates but a thimble of milk, so this is truly an elixir of nobility.

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u/heebath 7d ago

It's usually passed from mother to daughter as a family business now, but they still do the ritual whenever an apprentice "ascends" into the priesthood. Their matriarchal title is "Q'xletoltal" which roughly translates to "cup bearer" so that's why you see them place the golden thimble on the little alter. It's an offering to the moon goddess Jaci. Goes back to when they were a powerful cult. Much like the Oracles of Ancient Greece, they were the real king makers in their time. Between two fingers, their head priestess held the fate of empires...they would rise and fall at the tilt of a thimble.

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u/hoarseclock 7d ago

*Forbidden gummy

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u/Harold_Grundelson 7d ago

My Redditors in Christ, please don’t eat any frogs no matter how tasty they look.

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u/TarrasqueHobbs 7d ago

I dunno, frog legs aren't SO bad....

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u/CorenCorias 7d ago

Super poisonous im guessing

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago

Captive frogs rarely secrete toxic "milk," but their skin readily absorbs potentially harmful chemicals that may be on a person's hands.

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u/1nMyM1nd 7d ago

So it's anti-poison for people?

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u/CommonSchemeForYou 7d ago

Amazon milk frogs are an enjoyable and easy frog to keep as a pet.

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u/mostlyjustgames 7d ago

AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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u/ampjk 7d ago

Oh no yoda died.

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u/Freaky_tah 7d ago

That’s why poison dart frogs are such popular frog pets. They’re diurnal so they’re awake in the day and sleep all night. Many are also very bold and are active all day long.

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u/Freaky_tah 7d ago

Some species have very quiet calls too, so you could always pick one of those. I have two tanks in my office and they’re really only noisy when the lights come on in the morning, or if they’re trying to get busy.

Here’s one trio and here’s their tank. These guys are about 11-12 years old.

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u/waltjrimmer 7d ago

All frogs and almost all amphibians have super absorbant skin. It's ill-advised to touch any of them because of the danger it poses to the animal. Even with frogs or other amphibians that secrete toxins that may be poisonous to a person, they can still fall ill or die by absorbing toxins poisonous to them at the same time.

When touching an amphibian, even if you know they're completely non-toxic (and most amphibian toxins come from their diet, so captive-born ones are rarely toxic), it's advised that you wear clean gloves to handle them. If you must handle them bare-handed, you must not only clean your hands thoroughly but also make sure all the soap is off your hands as detergents will make the amphibians sick.

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u/SnowdensOfYesteryear 7d ago

Potentially harmful to the frog or human??

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u/Oldfolksboogie 7d ago

Iirc, poison dart frogs get their toxins from eating ants that have the toxin naturally, and are then able to isolate and secrete the ants' toxin from their skin.

If the same species of frog is raised in captivity without access to the ants with the toxin, they won't have it themselves. Iirc.

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u/SnakeSnoobies 7d ago

Yes, but also there’s very few VENOMOUS frogs. Poisonous frogs won’t do anything to you, unless you eat them. (Or by absorbing poison the frog secretes.)

So even if poison dart frogs were poisonous in captivity, they’d still be relatively safe to own.

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u/Fanky_Spamble 7d ago

I thought it was clay until I pressed play! 😲

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u/totallytotal2020 7d ago

Looks like a animated cartoon in a movie. That is just amazing. Mother nature! How beautiful.

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u/yourdrunkauntclara 7d ago

Oh wow I’m glad you added information on this. It doesn’t even look real, it looks like a toy! This is awesome and cute. Thanks for sharing.

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u/Ferreros_ 7d ago

Robot frog?

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u/keb1022 7d ago

Ribbot

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u/Ferreros_ 7d ago

I spent ages (ok, 30 seconds) trying to think of something. I tried Frobot, frogot, robog.. Ribbot's the best by far!

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u/ferd_draws 7d ago

It's actually an Animal Crossing villager who has robot 'skin' but a frog design.

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u/unin5pired 7d ago

Amphibians don't have live birth or milk glands.

I've always argued George Lucas should have called it blue juice instead.

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u/Redditor-MX 7d ago

They found a frog that gives live birth. They are called fanged frogs.

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u/Underthecascade 7d ago

So cuteeee

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u/angrybeardude 7d ago

Robofrog

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u/xxxVIOZxxx 7d ago

Hey Billlllllyyyyyy, why the fuck are these gummy frogs you gave me moving???

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u/SometimesIBleed 7d ago

Luke Skywalker would like to know your location.

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u/Sir_Leech 7d ago

It doesn’t look real

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u/MJMurcott 7d ago

Think this twitter post was the source for this https://twitter.com/VivetVeritate/status/1484971745002074115

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u/ibeherenow 7d ago

Soon to be starring in a Disney animated film!

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u/teej98 7d ago

So if Reddit has taught me anything it's that this frog is way too pretty to not be poisonous

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u/silvershadow 7d ago

That’s a Pokémon

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u/hey_im_cool 7d ago

Just look at all that squishy armor

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u/Dahweid 7d ago

Shiny Croagunk???

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u/BlisterJazz 7d ago

Pwetty!

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u/slikk50 7d ago

Nope.

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u/norse_force_30 7d ago

Ah yes, the Blue McPoyle frog

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u/NinjaRage83 7d ago

r/forbiddenfood

Looks like a gummy candy ffs

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u/sins90skid 7d ago

Blue “milk” frog?

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u/kavi-shan-0810 7d ago

what amazing

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u/octaviustf 7d ago

Looks like a painting. Crazy

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u/gagethenavigator 7d ago

So that’s how they make blue milk…

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u/leosh59 7d ago

So gorgeous

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u/raven55six 7d ago

It looks like not only it's poisonous but it is demonic too.

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u/Sunshinenice 7d ago

Look at the cute

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u/Gian-Nine 7d ago

It looks like a toy

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u/Relniv80 7d ago

They look like candy

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u/alfie1138 7d ago

Looks like it might be a Moof milk frog.

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u/sinclement 7d ago

That’s a Pokémon

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u/jykin 7d ago

Can I lick it?

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u/No_Profession_5364 7d ago

That’s the prettiest frog I’ve ever seen

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u/mike_KING6 7d ago

It's cute and all, but how deadly?

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u/techjesuschrist 7d ago

Now kiss it

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u/petty_cash 7d ago

Imagine tripping balls in the Amazon and stumbling onto this guy.

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u/Loreweaver15 7d ago

Good god I love frogs.

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u/ShitbashGod 7d ago

Miss me with that 2% milk frog. Gimme that chonky whole milk frog

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u/goatroach 7d ago

There isn’t a single thought in that derpy little blue head.

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u/Ciscokid45 7d ago

That’s a shiny pokemon

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u/Phalstaph44 7d ago

Looks Cel-shaded

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u/ANestForTheMonsters 7d ago

That’s a Pokémon

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u/NotepadMeme 7d ago

Luke Skywalker has entered the chat

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u/albotran 7d ago

Resembles a harlequin baby

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u/HalfLordOfFishes 7d ago

This looks like a PS5 character animation

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u/AridFrost3625 7d ago

That looks like a super goopy poison lmao.

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u/LadyDeath_Persephone 7d ago

I hate toad frogs lol but this little dude is adorable

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u/-Randomuserfornow- 7d ago

Give me five years to sort out my mental health, then I'll decide if I'm going to get one.

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u/Amadex2 7d ago

POV: you discover the robofrogs

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u/Man_Weird 7d ago

So much liquid around the body, is it poisonous?

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u/cats-pyjamas 7d ago

Looks like he's made of plastecine

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u/notyouraveragebee 7d ago

Lisa Frank Frogs IRL

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u/lameo312 7d ago

Looks like a Pokémon!

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u/texasgirl03 7d ago

He looks like he's made of Legos

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u/S1I3NCER 7d ago

It looks like he has armor on

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u/AveBalaBrava 7d ago

Looks like an inflatable pool toy

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u/Emergency_faceplant 7d ago

This is so Flippin cool

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u/Master_Beast_07 7d ago

Mfs got the premium skin

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u/gofigure85 7d ago

Dude that's a Pokemon

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u/Samhotbit089 7d ago

Beautiful Creature