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Communication Between Frog and Spider

The study reviews the relationship between the Microhylid frog and tarantula spider. During the day, the two species share the spideręs burrow, and even though the frog is the same size as the tarantulaęs typical meal, it doesnęt eat the frog. In the assessment, the reviewer theorizes that the frog releases a chemical from its skin that causes the spider to reject it as a food source. To test the theory, the assessor captured several tarantulas and put the skin from the Microhylid frog over another type of frog. The test spider did not eat the frog when it was wearing the Microhylid skin coat. Another test involved removing the chemical from the frog. Unfortunately, the proper test controls were not enacted, and the evaluator could not statistically prove the theory.

Communication Between Frog and Spider

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