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Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
Staff | Feb 1, 2017
When a frog’s whip-like tongue hits its prey, its saliva becomes thick and sticky in order to grip the food.
Chameleons Catch Prey with Sticky Spit
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 22, 2016
The lizard’s saliva is thick enough to drag a cricket to its alimentary demise, scientists show.
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators.
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Geoffrey Giller | Nov 4, 2015
Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.
The Sea Hare’s Chemical Attack
Kate Yandell | Mar 29, 2013
The slug-like marine animals squirt a substance at lobsters that makes the predators lose their ability to smell.
Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2013
Bamboo sharks still developing in their egg cases respond to a predator presence by ceasing movement and even breathing.
Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back
Dan Cossins | Oct 12, 2012
Mites that were attacked by rival species as juveniles attack the young of their former assailants more frequently when they reach adulthood.
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2012
Animals can and do eat Archaea.