The Black-legged Dart Frog. Newquay Zoo

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    The Black-legged Dart Frog is also known as the bicolored dart frog.

    This frog is the second most toxic of the wild poison dart frogs.

    Just 150 micrograms of its poison is enough to kill an adult human.

    This species obtained its name due to its normally yellow or orange body with black or dark blue hindlegs and forelimbs below the elbow.

    In this species, the male transports tadpoles adhering on its back.

    The Black-legged Dart Frog lives in the lowland forests in the Chocó area in western Colombia, along the San Juan river, although some populations lives further South in Quebrada Guangui.

    They are also called Neari in Choco.

    This frog is often heated over a flame to make it "sweat" the liquid poison for hunting darts.

    Captive-raised individuals of this frog are not toxic; the animals require chemicals found only in their wild food sources, mainly insects. In captivity, these chemicals are not available to them from their food source.

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