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(Daily Mail)   And now, weighing in on this corner at 3 ounces, 2.5cm long and able to kill up to ten men at once: The blue poison dart frog   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-06-18 11:55:08 AM
Why, science? Why?
 
2013-06-18 12:04:58 PM
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A challenger appears
 
2013-06-18 12:05:24 PM
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Serious Frog is Serious.
 
2013-06-18 12:39:18 PM
Isn't this the same species of frog that "natives" used for centuries to rub their darts/arrows against the skin to envenom (poison, gah what is the proper term..) their weapons?
 
2013-06-18 12:57:45 PM
If they weren't dangerous they'd be a must have for every herpetarium.

Now that I think about it, I could see my herpetologist ex breeding these things just for me...
 
2013-06-18 01:02:30 PM

wildcardjack: If they weren't dangerous they'd be a must have for every herpetarium.

Now that I think about it, I could see my herpetologist ex breeding these things just for me...


Your ex has herpes?
 
2013-06-18 01:06:33 PM
No idea if this was shopped or not, but it looks cool:
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2013-06-18 01:09:31 PM

wildcardjack: If they weren't dangerous they'd be a must have for every herpetarium.

Now that I think about it, I could see my herpetologist ex breeding these things just for me...


My understanding is that they're  not dangerous in the absence of their typical diet.
 
2013-06-18 01:13:08 PM

wildcardjack: If they weren't dangerous they'd be a must have for every herpetarium.


They are quite common in captivity and you can buy them for about $75. Not too difficult to breed, either. The biggest pain is feeding them live, tiny bugs.

The article is full of misinformation, typical for the Daily Mail. This species is not found in Costa Rica, it can't kill 10 men and in captivity it probably can't kill anyone, since the poison is reduced due to lack of particular wild bugs in its diet. There are a few dart frogs that are very poisonous in the wild but they're from a different genus.
 
2013-06-18 01:14:46 PM

Anastacya: Isn't this the same species of frog that "natives" used for centuries to rub their darts/arrows against the skin to envenom (poison, gah what is the proper term..) their weapons?


That would be Phyllobates terribilis. Golden poison frog (there are other color morphs as well.)

Daily Fail with college fail. There is a large community of hobbyist that breed these frogs consistently.
If the frog pictured from TFA is accurate, then Dendro.Tinc. "azureus" morph.
I get tads that morph out left and right.
 
2013-06-18 01:18:57 PM

whatshisname: and in captivity it probably can't kill anyone, since the poison is reduced due to lack of particular wild bugs in its diet.


In their defense, they did mention that at the end of the article.  But yeah pretty much everything else in this or any other Daily Fail article is horseshiat.
 
2013-06-18 01:57:47 PM
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Jesus christ, Nad stared directly at it!
 
2013-06-18 01:58:31 PM
Yes, the "Nad" was intentional...that's how Jimbo pronounces it.
 
2013-06-18 02:18:37 PM

Anastacya: Isn't this the same species of frog that "natives" used for centuries to rub their darts/arrows against the skin to envenom (poison, gah what is the proper term..) their weapons?


Proper term:

Froggerize
 
2013-06-18 02:27:43 PM
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Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?
 
2013-06-18 02:31:32 PM

Alphakronik: [img.fark.net image 634x375]


Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?


Didn't read the article, did we?
 
2013-06-18 02:32:30 PM

Alphakronik: [img.fark.net image 634x375]


Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?


Clicked on the article, but couldn't be arsed to read it.  The perfect storm of bad posting :D
 
2013-06-18 02:46:00 PM
I'm afraid of any animal that can hit ten men with a single dose of poison.
 
2013-06-18 03:59:57 PM

Alphakronik: [img.fark.net image 634x375]


Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?


It can kill ten men, therefore it must be a woman holding it or there are only nine men in the room.
 
2013-06-18 05:11:24 PM
So frogs with poison darts are deadlier than sharks with laserbeams.  Exxxcelllant, I will send my hencemen to the pet store immediately
 
2013-06-18 05:17:42 PM

bingo the psych-o: Alphakronik: [img.fark.net image 634x375]


Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?

It can kill ten men, therefore it must be a woman holding it or there are only nine men in the room.


Reminds me of that time Karl Pilkington was told a similar statistic about a certain bred of tree frog that produced enough poison to kill 100 men in it's lifetime.  Typical for Karl, he came to the conclusion that the frog will actually actively go out to kill exactly 100 men with it's poison.  Also typically, he couldn't be convinced otherwise.
 
2013-06-18 06:26:23 PM
Australia? Reads article, damn off by a Hemisphere.
 
2013-06-18 06:48:17 PM

Anastacya: Isn't this the same species of frog that "natives" used for centuries to rub their darts/arrows against the skin to envenom (poison, gah what is the proper term..) their weapons?


The natives impale the frogs on sticks and hold them over a fire, stimulating exudation of the venom.  Arrow tips are then rolled across the frog's skin to pick up venom.
 
2013-06-18 06:55:48 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Anastacya: Isn't this the same species of frog that "natives" used for centuries to rub their darts/arrows against the skin to envenom (poison, gah what is the proper term..) their weapons?

The natives impale the frogs on sticks and hold them over a fire, stimulating exudation of the venom.  Arrow tips are then rolled across the frog's skin to pick up venom.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 06:59:22 PM

Alphakronik: [img.fark.net image 634x375]


Just me thinking out loud here, and please stop me if I'm wrong, but if that frog can kill ten men, shouldn't you put on a glove or something before holding it?

img.fark.net
This one's domesticated, lovely plummage the Norwegian Blue.
 
2013-06-18 08:51:06 PM
If pygmy shrews were the size of killer whales, the entire universe would be in peril.
 
2013-06-18 09:34:12 PM
Dart Frog? I first read that as "fart dog."
 
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