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Rana sylvatica, also known as the wood frog, possesses an extraordinary evolutionary adaptation to survive plummeting temperatures. During the winter, the amphibians freeze solid and appear to die - however, the following spring, they thaw out just like any other frozen object. This unique trait is due to a solute in the frog’s blood called cryoprotectants, which acts in a similar manner to antifreeze by helping the frog’s body resist forming ice crystals inside of its cells.

Rana sylvatica, also known as the wood frog, possesses an extraordinary evolutionary adaptation to survive plummeting temperatures. During the winter, the amphibians freeze solid and appear to die -.

The Alaskan wood frog hibernates through the winter in below freezing conditions by using solutes that keep water crystals from forming in its body

The Alaskan wood frog is able to hibernate through the winter in below freezing conditions using solutes that keep water crystals from forming in its body

again, more stuff for both alien concepts in general, and Dilea's legs, seeing as how she has an amphibian tilt to her.

Frogs

Close View of a Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis Callidryas) Climbing onto a Leaf in Costa Rica Photographic Print by Steve Winter

Show me your tongue.

Show me your tongue.

Up... by Mariska Boertjens on 500px

by Mariska Boertjens on - What do you get when you cross Ethan Hawk & Kermit the frog?

Purple+Poison+Dart+Frog | ... think of maybe pumilio cauchero. I've seen some "purple" looking ones

I was asked by a friend if their are any purple dart frogs and I had no answer so I will ask. Are their any purple dart frogs and what type are they.

巳酉丑似有醜: 風和日麗

set your dreams free. they're supposed to fly off and find a place where they can grow real.

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A dominant rutting stag in full cry. Thanks for looking, Lee

Colorful Frogs / these little frogs are so adorable - we will not discuss the rather large gentleman...

Colorful Frogs / these little frogs are so adorable - we will not discuss the rather large gentleman. - This reminds me of the family portraits that some people line their walls with.

a family of lions (kenya - Africa)

Lion Family Walks Away - Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo by David Lazar.

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