Facts about Dyeing Poison Frogs, "Scientific name for Dyeing Poison Frog is Dendrobates tinctorius". The dyeing poison frog is a breed of poison dart frog, which is one of the largest frog breeds, with the body length of 1 7/8 inches (50 mm). The Dyeing Poison Frog breed is spread all through the eastern part of the Guiana Shield, including portions of Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, and almost all parts of French Guiana.
Appearance of Dyeing Poison Frog
The dyeing poison frog is big poison frog, but the breed is smaller than Ameerega trivittata and Phyllobates terribilis. Many tiny forms of the Dyeing Poison Frog breeds attain 1 3/8 (3.5 cm) long, but nearly all the Dyeing Poison Frog breeds are approximately 1 7/8 (5 cm) in length or somewhat bigger. Some of the bigger frogs may go beyond 2 3/5 inches (7 cm), even though the big dyeing poison frog are typically closer to 2 1/4 (5.5 cm) long. Of late, breeders have achieved in rising dyeing poison frogs to extremely large sizes. Usually, male dyeing poison frogs are smaller and thinner than female ones, but they have bigger toe discs. The female toe discs are round, whereas the male dyeing poison frogs have heart-shaped toe discs.
Color of Dyeing Poison Frog
The dyeing poison frog is one among the most inconsistent of all poison frogs. Usually, the color of the body of the dyeing poison frog is chiefly black, with an uneven pattern of white or yellow stripes running along the flanks, back, chest, belly and head. However, in some dyeing poison frogs, the body may be chiefly yellow, or white. The color of the legs ranges from blue-gray, sky blue, or pale blue to cobalt blue, royal blue, navy blue, or royal purple and are usually peppered with tiny black dots. The yellow-backed frog is almost completely black and yellow, with only some specks of white on the toes. Another distinctive frog of the dyeing poison frog is chiefly golden yellow with small black splotches on its abdomen and royal blue legs without black dots.
Diet of Dyeing Poison Frog
Mostly, dyeing poison frogs feed on small insects, such as termites and ants. They also feed on spiders, which they find on the forest ground using their exceptional vision. They imprison their prey by using their extended sticky tongues. The average life span of the dyeing poison frog is more than 10 years.