tongues
Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
The Scientist 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
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
Speedy Tongues
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2016
Small chameleons flick their tongues faster than their larger relatives, scientists show.
Swallowing Without a Tongue
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.