Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation

When a frog’s whip-like tongue hits its prey, its saliva becomes thick and sticky in order to grip the food.

Feb 1, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A Northern leopard frog eating a cricket.CANDLER HOBBS & ALEXIS NOEL, GEORGIA TECH

(See A.C. Noel et al., “Frogs use a viscoelastic tongue and non-Newtonian saliva to catch prey," is published in the,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0764, 2017)