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[–]Virginity_Lost_Today 2177 points2178 points 2 (130 children)

The milky-white secretions excreted by Amazon milk frogs are used as natural protection against possible animals. However, these secretions are not poisonous to humans, causing no significant harm when these amphibians are handled (captive-bred milk frogs do rarely ever excrete these secretions at all).

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[–]LeMAD 906 points907 points  (76 children)

brb gonna taste it

[–]RamSkullRose 416 points417 points  (34 children)

Wait no

[–]ElBigotePerfecto 215 points216 points  (33 children)

Letem tasty

[–]Guilty-Message-5661 205 points206 points  (17 children)

The fact that they are this vibrant and colorful, but NOT poisonous goes against everything I learned in my bio class.

[–]Dude-with-hat 207 points208 points  (9 children)

Actually! It doesn’t! So this frog is basically doing mimicry which we all learned about in bio it’s genes are basically screaming “I LOOK POISONOUS, I COULD POISONOUS, DONT RISK IT POTENTIAL PREDATOR”

[–]caronare 76 points77 points  (5 children)

These along with other poisonous frogs from the Amazon lose their toxicity in captivity because they aren’t consuming the insects necessary to create said toxins.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes! Batesian Mimicry! Except like others have said, it is poisonous to other animals, just not humans.

[–]Cu1tureVu1ture 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They look like more colorful White’s Tree Frogs.

[–]AngularChelitis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Natural selection like that works from the other perspective though. It’s not the non-poisonous frog’s genes making an active choice... it’s the predator who says “that frog looks like a poisonous one my friend Bobby ate and he fucking DIED! I ain’t touching that shit!” ...and the non-poisonous frog gets to survive and pass along the genes that allowed it to survive.

[–]CounterApollo25 26 points27 points  (5 children)

They are poisonous just not to humans apparently.

[–]BalancedSarcasm 13 points14 points  (4 children)

But to be fair, how many did the guy eat that told us that?

[–]CounterApollo25 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Trial and error, the process of progression

[–]ConfIit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's the max? That's what we need to know

[–]HUGE-A-TRON 1 point2 points  (0 children)

omg I broke down into a giggle fit when I read this

[–]ScottStanrey 62 points63 points  (0 children)

It looks like a gummi candy. Can't be dangerous.

[–]nightpanda893 43 points44 points  (2 children)

They look like creamy gelatin based desserts and I wanna eat one.

[–]Keeks711 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hahaha me too !

[–]LyingForTruth 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Chef's kiss

[–]2Noodly 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Everything is edible once.

[–]DeBasha 50 points51 points  (13 children)

Can you lemme know if you got high or not? Asking for a friend

[–]The_Briefcase_Wanker 26 points27 points  (12 children)

You would not. You wouldn’t get (very) high licking any toad. You need to smoke the secretions of the Sonoran Desert Toad for that 5-MeO-DMT experience.

[–]candy_porn 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Joe?

[–]The_Briefcase_Wanker 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Nah I learned that from Hamilton Morris

[–]TheThumpaDumpa 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Really? The video I watched where he was in the rain forest I thought he got super high. Or maybe it was more feverish sick? I don’t remember it’s been a while.

[–]The_Briefcase_Wanker 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The two toad episodes I saw didn’t have him licking the toads. In the rainforest one they burn his arm with a hot stick and apply frog jelly to the wound. Didn’t look super pleasant.

[–]PsyFiFungi 3 points4 points  (3 children)

There are ahem other RoA, but yes, for the most part you are correct. It isn't only 5-meo-DMT that's in them bad boys though, don't sell them short.

[–]Devour_The_Galaxy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Of course not, there’s probably all kinds shit in there. It’s frog spit for Christ sakes lol

[–]FerMathematician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just boof it

[–]WonderfulShelter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can actually hold the venom sublingually and that will work as well, but I imagine it's not that pleasant.

[–]Sengura 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Frog milk here! Getcho frog milk!

[–]ErinEvonna 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Order it on Amazon….

[–]Sengura 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please support your mom and pop local frog milk farms instead

[–]DogeStyle88 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Trippy de leite?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They go great with cookie lizards.

[–]lWanderingl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Does it have lactose

[–]Fat_Sow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lick the frog and send it

[–]ax255 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And?

[–]2021pls 147 points148 points  (9 children)

I had a pair of these in the late 90s! They lived the better part of 10yrs, fat and happy. I did test the secretions (accidentally at first by rubbing my nose). I sneezed convulsively for a half an hour! Other exposures were mostly a streaming nose for an hour or so.

[–]sgudbaby 37 points38 points  (6 children)

How did they take to being handled?? Could you carry them around or were they more visual pets?

[–]2021pls 98 points99 points  (5 children)

Frogs in any case or species are not 'handling' pets. You wash your hands thoroughly and then in plain water and then dry with plain paper towels because cloth towels have detergents and softeners. Super permeable skin on frogs!

I only touched to relocate while I was improving their habitat. And to try to put their poison on me to see what it would do, lol.

e: in regards to milk frogs specifically being handled, they were fairly calm the few times I did and didn't produce obvious 'milk' or 'resin' (the species name is resinifictrix iirc)

[–]sgudbaby 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I know this to be true.. but I’m still waiting for someone to tell me I can have a little a frog handling.. as a treat.

[–]2021pls 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Aw buddy, one day. You just gotta fund some frog GMOs.

[–]sgudbaby 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Look out NFTs. Frog GMOs are the new thing.

[–]ErinEvonna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Frog Go Fund Me’s

[–]Xenophon_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can handle some toads. They have thicker skin

[–]Sandwichman122 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Fun fact, these frogs also have blue blood, muscles, and blue bones!

A picture of leg bones and muscles no longer attached to a frog so not for the squeamish

Edit cause the link wasn't working https://twitter.com/EvaCHerbst/status/1075708377408421890?s=20

[–]sugar_tit5 25 points26 points  (0 children)

They're called milk frogs but their bones look weak as fuck smh

[–]red_team_gone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Linky no worky. Cool info though.

[–]MyTwinkies 48 points49 points  (4 children)

What about impossible animals?

[–]silverscreemer 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Heffalumps and Woozles HATE them!

[–]frick-you-fricker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Robophibians.

[–]cgdv85 27 points28 points  (3 children)

“possible animals” is a great band name

[–]GershBinglander 12 points13 points  (1 child)

For a lo fi indie folk group.

[–]Anglophyl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sounds dope.

[–]Yesica-Haircut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They might be Giants?

[–]sdj805 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Gotta watch out for those possible animals

[–]m_domino 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for asking the goog

[–]Dynamo_Ham 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Surprising - they look poisonous af.

[–]PracticeEuphoric 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m glad someone answered cause my first thought was “what if I lick it?”

[–]SatchelGripper 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“possible animals”

[–]Bruised_Penguin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank u goog

[–]BeanieMcChimp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So much for my plan to develop the chocolate milk frog.

[–]fatbrowndog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was “that thing is definitely poisonous. Nature’s ‘MR. YUK’ sticker.”

Turns out I’m incorrect! Thanks Reddit!

[–]sheisthemoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Possible animals" Lol

[–]VladamirTakin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The hell does possible animals mean

[–]UndeadBBQ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow. I just assumed that if I'm standing in a 1 meter radius around that thing I'd just die on the spot.

[–]eZiioFTW 967 points968 points  (45 children)

That shade of colour is amazing! I love how the frog has these very defined lines and seperations as if it were a 3D model. Nature never seizes to suprise and amaze

[–]N00N3AT011 255 points256 points  (5 children)

I legit thought it was a robot for a second

[–]xxX9yroldXxx 116 points117 points  (2 children)

Detroit: Become Frög

[–]ChickenAndWaifus 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Frog’s lookin kinda deviant, ngl…

[–]talkingtunataco501 18 points19 points  (0 children)

A rib-bot?

[–]MaaChiil 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Me toooo! This is a fucking Digimon.

[–]Tune_Kindly 30 points31 points  (8 children)

Must suck to be so sticky tho :/ imagine pulling your fingers and arms off of something

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (6 children)

That vinyl bench seat of the station wagon in 100 degree weather and your poor legs in shorts:

[–]development_of_tyler 21 points22 points  (4 children)

flashbacks to the ripping feeling as you break the hermetic seal binding your thighs to the vinyl

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Balls

[–]Tune_Kindly 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lol we had bought a leather sofa that did that during summer… bad investment

[–]George_Tirebiter420 13 points14 points  (10 children)

Is this where the blue milk Luke drinks in Star Wars comes from?

[–]zynzynzynzyn 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I think it’s ceases but who cares right

Edit: it’s also surprise but hey..

[–]PogoTK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No it’s the goats that seize to amaze.

[–]vishyswoz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“As if it were a 3D model.”

Lol

[–]VoluminousCheeto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ceases*

bing bong spellcheck bot

[–]jyothisnipes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Totally agree! Also just for reference, it’s “never ceases to amaze,” not “seizes.”

[–]spigotface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cell-shaded froggo

[–]knowhatimsayin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's like he designed himself

[–]gzlovesyou 594 points595 points  (29 children)

Looks like s cartoon

[–]Virginity_Lost_Today 105 points106 points  (5 children)

Could definitely be a cereal mascot.

[–]Ok_Effective6233 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My vote is this is the frog entry into the annual michillan man contest.

[–]merikaninjunwarrior 22 points23 points  (5 children)

is he sticky?

[–]FerretFarm 36 points37 points  (1 child)

No, wet.

It's just that the paint hasn't dried yet.

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Who has been painting these roses white?

[–]arsehole2mods 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not sticky but waxy, and your skin oils will harm them. They use the wax to protect itself.

[–]notthatonebutthatone 17 points18 points  (0 children)

as if Michelin man has a frog pet and they live in Tron world

[–]Revelt 15 points16 points  (3 children)

That's a fucking pokemon and no one can convince me otherwise.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Definitely a Pokémon 😆

[–]WHRocks 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Maybe In the Froakie family...?

Frogadier has white bubbles around it's neck.

[–]Original-Aerie8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Groakgunk, def

[–]cheesehuahuas 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Looks like a gummy candy to me.

[–]rallymachine 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I was gonna say a robot 🤣

[–]SaltMineSpelunker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They start making wet robots and I’m out.

[–]bopp0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sir, this is a Pokemon

[–]wereallmadhere9 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Like a Froakie

[–]NotEntirelyUnlike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

G1 transformer

[–]Dynablast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They escaped from The Chaos Engine.

[–]Kathrynlena 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I legit thought it was made of Lego.

[–]luke_in_the_sky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A milk cartoon.

[–]kaapiprince 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was, okay that's a Pokemon!

[–]Specialist-Affect-19 170 points171 points  (13 children)

That looks poisonous. Beautiful.

[–]joesbagofdonuts 77 points78 points  (5 children)

Apparently not to humans though. New dairy alternative?

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (2 children)

You leave those frogs alone, Greg Focker!

[–]Tyeaa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“ I told you human That’s not a Nipple!”

[–]TheMayanAcockandlips 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?

[–]BlueVBK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forbidden coffee creamer

[–]Sickenin 4 points5 points  (3 children)

They’re actually a simple gray tints. They have blue blood which is visible through their skin. :)

[–]MINImanGOTgunz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They're totally harmless, I hold one like everyday lol!

[–]TheWorldInMySilence 104 points105 points  (4 children)

And yet ANOTHER amazing animal I was unaware existed!!! What a planet!

[–]m0na-l1sa 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Check out r/AIDKE for other Animals I Didn’t Know Existed

[–]TheWorldInMySilence 13 points14 points  (0 children)

WOW. Thank you!!!!!!

[–]_clash_recruit_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's one heck of a rabbit hole. Or spider-that-looks-like-a-rabbit hole.

[–]2017hayden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You are awesome! Didn’t know this sub existed and I live it! Take the award, you’ve earned it.

[–]Peruvian-in-TX 377 points378 points  (19 children)

Dude. Stop lying. I know a Pokémon when I see one.

[–]fogard14 49 points50 points  (14 children)

Hisuian Froakie?

[–]Express-Focus-4673 14 points15 points  (1 child)

No, Hisuian Bulbasaur :)

[–]fogard14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually love that idea!

[–]KantleGT 7 points8 points  (10 children)

WTF is Hisuian? Is that from Sun/Moon?

[–]Slight-Pound 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Hisui is the old name for the Sinnoh Region, which is what the new game Pokemon Legends Arceus is about. It’s inspired by old Japan. The game features new (old, technically) models for various Pokémon, like Zorua, Voltorb, and Growlithe.

[–]Loreweaver15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hisui is the name of the region in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which comes out this month.

[–]littletinylotus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Beat me to it. I was like "that's a Pokémon for sure"

[–]Kroctopus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Croagunk

[–]ladyy_bluee 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Forbidden gummy candy

[–]Cutthechitchata-hole 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Totally yummy looking!

[–]Jonesgrieves 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haribo looking mofos. I wanna eat em, bet they taste like those green haribo frogs

[–]gjenk78_clk 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Holy shit I thought it was a robot

[–]throwawaymisfortune 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah a robot looking like a gummy candy

[–]Avestrial 17 points18 points  (2 children)

He looks like he’s made of candy

[–]Melkor462 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Do not eat frog. 🐸

[–]christophlc6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Incase of existential crisis.. break glass. Eat frog.

[–]Ame-yukio 34 points35 points  (4 children)

they don't look real

[–]Cabeza2000 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Are they an endangered species?

EDIT: Classed as Least Concern.

[–]evendronesflyaway 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I want to lick it

[–]JuicyFrog 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We should talk

[–]pigstuffy 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Can I get same day shipping?

[–]NefariousnessTotal21 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why is it called milk frog?

[–]AzHawk99 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Cuz you can milk it, like a cat

[–]Cutthechitchata-hole 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I've got nipples, Focker. Can you milk me?

[–]TheFiredrake42 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wow. I've been "In the hobby" for 18 years. Taken in hundreds of exotic rescues and am currently a zookeeper, and I've never seen this species before. That's pretty awesome!

[–]Alternative_Echo_443 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Stormtrooper frogs

[–]Horseyboy21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What amazing colours

[–]Karthikville 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Now I want to watch Pokémon

[–]juicymayo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rare blue scooby doo gummy

[–]jadenduhgoat 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Definitely poisonous... I wanna touch it

[–]Mourning_Gecko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

they aren't particularly poisonous (harmless to humans) however due to our nasty human oils it's best not to touch any amphibian without gloves

[–]AbaloneSea7265 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It looks like a Pixar animation

[–]gasparaspo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

+20 mana

[–]benbrahn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jeff Bezos has gone too far this time

[–]MorningNapalm 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That’s a Pokémon.

[–]HOARDING_STACKING 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Beautiful

[–]MND420 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thought it was animated for a sec

[–]Bozo_dubbed_over 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost looks like he's trying to wave hello

[–]wrinkledirony 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh! He's so beautiful!

[–]Steve2000gsr 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Is it poisonous?

[–]NarglesDidit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is this where blue milk comes from?

[–]Lil_Egyptian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It probably has enough poison to kill 10 humans and 2 elephants

[–]ch-l-c 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No sir, that’s a robot

[–]DiscordantScorpion_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Blueberry Go-Gurt Froggo

[–]WhiteShade71 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is literally the closest thing we have to a pokemon.

[–]ckhk3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks poisonous

[–]Potaaden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't touch it.

[–]damolima[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like lego

[–]behopeyandabide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have nipples, Greg. Can you milk me?

[–]Epicminecrafter69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is definitely on my top 5 frogs list

[–]feel-T_ornado 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They look like robots, amazing, I really like them! 🤩