Study explains Secret behind Frog's Super-Sticky Tongue

June 13, 2014 6:29 AM

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A new study explains how horned frogs use super-sticky tongues to capture large prey.

The horned frogs (Ceratophrys sp.) eat small insects as well as lizards, other frogs and even mice. Zoologists knew that the frog's tongues were good adhesives, but weren't sure how the frog managed to pull large creatures.

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