by Kaylin Martin
Rather than blending in to their environment to hide from predators, poison dart frogs exhibit bright colorations to alert others of their toxicity. This is called aposematic coloration. It is used as a warning signal to predators in an attempt to say “eat me, and you will thoroughly regret it!”
Get up close and personal with our three live golden dart frogs, Phyllobates terribilis, on display in The Power of Poison exhibition, open through September 4, 2017 at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
This summer is all about poison at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Staff will be sharing fascinating pieces of our collection that are toxic, poisonous, or venomous to celebrate our summer blockbuster exhibition The Power of Poison. For more information about this highly interactive, family-friendly exhibition, visit pop.carnegiemnh.org.