A Deadly Diet: The Chemical Ecology Of Tropical Poison Frogs

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Dr. Ralph Saporito, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at John Carroll University presents, "A Deadly Diet: The Chemical Ecology of Tropical Poison Frogs" Friday, May 13.

The use of poisons is widespread in the animal kingdom. Animals generally use poisons to defend themselves from predators and parasites. While most animals make their own poisons, some must acquire them from other organisms—often by eating them. Tiny and brilliantly colored tropical poison frogs fall into this category, and acquire their poisons by eating certain mites and ants. Their conspicuous coloration warns predators of their poisonous nature, a phenomenon known as aposematism. In this talk, Dr. Saporito summarizes his ongoing research into understanding tropical frogs' poisonous ecology and warning coloration, and share some of his lab’s most recent findings.

This is the final lecture of the 15-16 Explorer Series season! Guarantee seating by purchasing tickets in advance at cmnh.org/explorerseries. Doors open at 5:30pm with a cash bar & live music. "Exploration: A Zack Bruell Restaurant" will be open. The presentation begins at 7pm, followed by Q&A with the speaker.

Should the Museum's surface lot ($6) reach capacity, free parking is available in the Cleveland VA Medical Center garage. Please leave the most desirable spaces open for our nation's veterans.

The Explorer Series is generously sponsored by PNC and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Women’s Committee.
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