When Under Attack, These Frogs Hatch Themselves | ScienceTake


that’s a frog embryo leaving it take to enter the world and this embryo can hatch at will the red-eyed tree frog lays its eggs on a branch or Leaf above the water once they’re in the last third of their development they can launch early if they need to do if a wasp or worse a snake attacks the eggs that movement danger in seconds the larvae can drop into the water and swim away it seems like they just push their way out of the egg but researchers at Boston University say no the scientist several tests including poking the egg simulate an attack they found that an embryo first sent out a burst of enzymes from glance on its know those enzymes to solve part of the egg membrane then the embryo Wiggles its way out and escapes from the snake it’s a good defense in case of attack hatch
In case of attack — hatch! That’s the motto of many frog larvae. But the quickest is the red-eyed treefrog. Its young can hatch in under 10 seconds if threatened by a predator, like a wasp or snake. How? Find out in this 2016 episode of ScienceTake.

Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/science/hatching-frogs.html

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