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New research showed that frog saliva is tailor-made to catch bugs. It’s sticky and perfectly designed to keep frog prey on its tongue and it could lead to creating better adhesives.

Frogs snatch prey out of the air at incredible speeds, hanging on to them with only their tongues. Researchers have been wondering for quite a while how the frog manages to do that without losing hold of the bugs and now they’ve found the answer: it’s a combination of unique reversible saliva in combination with a super soft tongue.

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Frog attack captured using high-speed photography. Image credits: Alexis Noel et al, 2017.

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http://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/frog-saliva-sticky-01022017/

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