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Re: Are poison-arrow frogs a danger to public health?


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Posted by saikhan on September 21, 2002 at 12:20:22:

In Reply to: Are poison-arrow frogs a danger to public health? posted by Colchicine on September 10, 2002 at 10:37:57:

In a word, "no".

As any contemporary reference on the husbandry of poison-dart frogs and congeners (Dendrobitidae, Phyllobitidae, Epipibitodae & c.) will tell you, the toxins in the wild-caught specimens are derivative of their toxic insect prey. Therefore, not only are captive-bred frogs lacking these secretions, but so are their wild-caught bretheren kept in activity for more than a few weeks, including the infamouse P. terribilis.

NOTE: this statement is most definitely NOT true for the bufonidae (toads)--these secretions remain irritating, toxic or even hallucinogenic as the case may be.


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