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What is frog slime?

In Darcy Moon and the Deep-Fried Frogs, Jumpy’s family and friends are frognapped for their tasty breathing mucus.frogs1

This is obviously a fictitious story, but a small part of it is based on fact.

Do you know what part????

Babadaboom, that’s right!

Frogs produce MUCUS!

binära optioner kapitalförsäkring What is frog mucus?

It is a special type of slime that frogs secrete to keep their skin moist.

It is important for frogs’ skin to remain moist because frogs BREATHE through their SKIN.

The mucus that frogs secrete traps moisture next to the skin. This moisture then transfers oxygen (from either water or air) into the frog’s body.

This process is called cutaneous gas exchange.

If the frog dries out, it will suffocate.

try here Do frogs always breathe through their skin, or just when they are underwater?

Adult frogs ALWAYS breathe through their skin, even when they are on land.

 

Frogs are amphibians, which means that they spend part of their life in water, and part on land.

tadpole-to-frog

They begin life as tadpoles, taking in oxygen through their skin and gills.

When they turn into adult frogs they lose their gills and grow lungs, but still breathe continuously through their skin, even when on land.

When a frog is under water its lungs are useless and it breathes entirely through its skin.

 

Sometimes, when a frog is out of water hybernating or being inactive, it gets all the oxygen it needs from its skin alone.

But when a frog is leaping around eating bugs it needs more oxygen and uses its lungs to catch its breath.

In order to pump oxygen into the lungs, the frog draws air through the nostrils by a movement of the throat, which is why it puffs out.

see this site Frog skin facts.

Frogs don’t drink water through their mouths at all, instead they soak it into their bodies through their skin.croaking-frog

Frogs breathe through their skin.

A frog can breathe through its skin under water and in air, but the skin must be kept moist at all times.

Frogs secrete a mucus to help keep their skin wet.

In some frogs, the mucus can also contain antibacterial or anti fungal chemicals to help protect the frog from disease.

Frog skin is sometimes poisonous and often camouflaged.

More frog funnies

http://www.arcimedia.co.uk/?termostat=sistema-per-trading-forex&371=d7 naked-frogQ: What does a frog wear on St. Patrick’s day?

http://lovelydesir.com/?kljayz=en-iyi-forex-firmas%C4%B1&70c=0d A: Nothing

plattform forex Q: What car do frogs prefer?

http://www.tombeaton.com/?karamba=operazioni-binarie-informatica&720=d0 A: The Beetle

http://nlst-usa.com/?trere=binäre-optionen-strategie-60-sekunden Q: What’s white on the outside and green on the inside?

binära optioner trend A: A frog sandwich

http://swazilandforum.com/?n=trading-significato Q: What  kind of shoes do frogs wear?

special info A: Open toadopen toad

opcje binarne market Q: What’s green with red spots

try this website A: A frog with chicken pox

forex eğitimi indir Q: What is a frog’s favourite time of year?

http://coleface.com.au/refer-a-friend-coleface-xmas-offer/ A: Leap year

http://jarmokatila.fi/?sertyk=bin%C3%A4r-optionen-lernen&b24=c5 Q: What’s green and jumps?

web A: A frog !!!!!

 

Freakiest frog everrrrrrr!

Well, technically speaking, the freakiest frog ever is NOT a frog.

It’s a TOAD.

A Surinam sea toad.

And it’s soooo FREAKY that it’s TOTALLY AWESOME!

The Surinam sea toad has adapted in the most amazing way. Only nature could have thought of this!

To keep their babies safe until they are big enough to survive on their own, Surinam sea toads implant eggs into the skin of the female’s back. The larvae develop into tadpoles which remain protected until they emerge as fully developed toads.

It’s genius!

And totally GROSS!

Check out the video. Eugh !!!!!

Large flippered feet and greatly flattened bodies make these amphibians well suited to life in South America’s murky ponds and swamps, but habitat loss means this their future survival is currently regarded as threatened.

Are they adorable? Or horrifying?

One thing’s for sure. They are toad-ally FREAKY!

 

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