golden poison dart

Another party of brave animal adventurers has returned to the Battering Ram tavern from their latest adventure: Algaemore the wily druid, Auric the canny alchemist and Cornelia the kind-hearted healer.
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anonymous asked:

My patronus is a frog. Make me feel better about it.

  • they absorb water through their skin so they don’t need to drink ???
  • people in the 19th century tried to prove that frogs fell to earth in the rain by trying to catch them lol
  • a group of frogs is called an army #squadgoals
  • like with trees you can count the rings on frog bones to find out how old they are
  • there’s over 4700 species of frog w h a t
  • 1 gram of the toxin produced by the golden poison dart frog could kill 100,000 people frogs are much scarier than I thought
  • the glass frog has translucent skin so you can see all its organs and stuff
  • frogs have been around at least as long as the dinosaurs !!!
  • in egypt the frog is a symbol of fertility and life (maybe means ur vivacious?)
  • and in japan they’re considered lucky!
  • frogs were the first land animals with vocal chords

There’s a frog you need to find in the first picture 👀 (Panamanian Golden frog)

A very warm and happy Gila monster
A cute emperor newt poking his head out
Poison dart frogs!
And a magnificent tree frog. Look at him. He’s amazing. He’s so amazing his name is literally Magnificent. I’m so proud of him. 🤧

The golden poison dart frog is about an inch long and banana yellow. By some estimates, the skin of one little frog contains enough toxin to kill 10 adult men.

“Oh yeah, it’s one of the more lethal poisons on the on the planet,” says Justin Du Bois, a synthetic chemist at Stanford University.

The substance is called batrachotoxin (buh-TRAK-uh-TOX-in), and tiny amounts of it can be deadly if it makes it into a victim’s bloodstream. It’s what some indigenous groups in Colombia’s lowland rain forest would use to tip their blow darts.

And, as Du Bois and his colleagues write Thursday in the journal Science, they figured out how to make it in the lab in 24 steps. Why on Earth would anyone want to do that?

“Well, it turns out it’s a fantastic research tool for figuring out how nerves conduct electricity,” Du Bois says, “and we’re very interested in that fundamental process.”

Chemists Re-Create Deadly Frog Poison In The Lab

Photo: Tambako the Jaguar/Getty Images
Caption: The skin of the golden poison dart frog,
Phyllobates terribilis, secretes a deadly poison that might lead to a better understanding of how to treat malfunctions of the human nervous system.

The Golden Poison Dart Frog. Contains 1 milligram of poison. Enough to kill 10K mice and between 10 to 20 humans.

Just playing around with stuff. Will probably change his outfit more since he’s from Colombia and the outfit is Chilean. Red-Eye Tree Frog can be found all the way from Mexico to Columbia, so maybe they’ll cross paths and be best pals???