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Diasporus citrinobapheus, the Yellow Dyer Frog May 23, 2012

Posted by stuffilikenet in Science.

Diasporus citrinobapheus(yellow dyer frog)

Andreas Hertz of Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University  found this little beauty in the mountains of western Panama.  It’s called the Yellow Dyer because your fingers turn yellow from handling it (possibly leaching a substance through your skin which will cause you hallucinations, liver poisoning and Yog-Shogoth possession—or maybe not).

There’s a very complete journal paper on this fella here.


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