The chemistry of poison
snakes, spiders and scorpions are well known for their highly dangerous venom and have fearsome reputations to boot. Frogs are much less feared, but some can be far deadlier. rather than having venom, poison dart frogs use toxic skin secretions as their weapon. however, they only use the lethal substances they secrete in defence, rather than as a form of attack.
Kokoe poison dart frogs are lethal to the touch thanks
to their diet of invertebrates in
one golden poison frog has enough poison to kill ten adults.
Golden poison frog