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Chemical Camouflage– A Frog's Strategy to Co-Exist with Aggressive Ants

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Time from first ant, Paltothyreus tarsatus, contact with termites (left; inlet A) or mealworms (right), coated with the skin secretion of Phrynomantis microps, until stinging (inlet B).

Control groups are termites or mealworms coated with water. Boxplots show the median and the interquartiles of time from first ant contact with a termite or mealworm until stinging. Coated insects were stung significantly later than control insects.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0081950.g001