tongues
Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 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.
Speedy Tongues
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2016
Small chameleons flick their tongues faster than their larger relatives, scientists show.
Swallowing Without a Tongue
Jenny Rood | Mar 18, 2015
On land, mudskippers use mouthfuls of water like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues to catch and swallow prey.