Question: What are the behavioral adaptations of the blue poison dart frog?

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  1. Hmmm good question. I’m not sure, but these might be topics to think of

    it has bright colours to tell preditors that it is posionous?
    it can bask in the sun for longer because it is posiionous?
    the bright colours and black might absorb more heat so it heats up faster?


  2. Hi rchal20,

    This is a good question and unfortunately I don’t know much about this species. This is the sort of question that a scientist needs to ask when they find a new species.

    Shona has given you some great questions to ponder. Here are a few more:
    Is the frog really brightly coloured to alert predators about its poison so that it can survive?
    Sometimes animals are brightly coloured to attract a mate… are only the male frogs coloured or are females coloured too? If both are very colourful you would expect that this is not the reason they are coloured.
    Does the colour help it camouflage with its environment?

    Have a think about these questions and let us know what you think 🙂



  1. Blaire I figured out that no the poison dart frog gives a warning if they want you to stay away because of their colorful skin.


    • That’s great rchal20! You are a budding scientist. All you have to do is start with a great question and then try to discover the answer! Great work 🙂