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Pacman eating a bufos americanus

This is a discussion on Pacman eating a bufos americanus within the Leptodactylidae: Pacman, Horned, Budgett's Frogs, etc. forums, part of the Anura: Frogs & Toads category; I think it's definitely unnecessary BUT the range of C.cornuta overlaps with Bufo marinus, known to be incredibly toxic. We ...

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Old 21st March 2015   #41 (permalink)
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I think it's definitely unnecessary BUT the range of C.cornuta overlaps with Bufo marinus, known to be incredibly toxic.
We know that marinus is immune to it's own toxins so that allows for cannibalism.
Since Ceratophrys is an anuran eating genus, it could be that they have developed a resistance to bufotoxins.
that being said, feeding them toads is unscientific, perhaps comparing the growth rate/behaviour of Ceratophrys eating mice with and without bufotoxins on them would be a better study.



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Old thread, but do you know if they did study immunity to bufotoxins? If they made a paper on it, please post a link!



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Not to mention there are a lot of frog to frog transferable diseases like chytrid for example... feeding your frog toads is a good way to spread illness, plus don't you at least find it a little creepy? they're so closely related if you cared for one you would think you would care for the other species.



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Not to mention there are a lot of frog to frog transferable diseases like chytrid for example... feeding your frog toads is a good way to spread illness, plus don't you at least find it a little creepy? they're so closely related if you cared for one you would think you would care for the other species.
I have seen a crow eating some Kentucky Fried Chicken in a parking lot once, so :p



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