According to Wikipedia (2016), quoting T. Ryan Gregory (2008), quoting D. E. Comings (1972) who may or may not quoting anyone because he said it in a book instead of the Internet, the amphiuma has 25 times as much DNA as a human.
I have no idea how this is measured. It seems to me that it has to be based on a body size ratio, because an adult amphiuma averages 450g and an adult human averages 65,000g … a tad bit more. So, if it’s ratio based, is it amount of DNA material vs body mass? DNA material vs the rest of a cell? If so, which type of cell? DNA material vs material in the nucleus?
Maybe it’s just a chromosome count. Maybe it’s total amount of genes. Maybe it’s based on the length of the DNA “threads”. Maybe it’s a count of the total number of atoms in all of the DNA in an average representational nucleus.
Anyway, this is why you either need to be more careful when quoting things or put your source material where everyone can get it.
Sometimes I wonder if animals like frogs look at us and wonder how we can possibly survive without having sticky pads all over our hands and feet. I mean, we must get caught by ground-based predators all the time, right?
Three hours after his interview, he suddenly realizes that “chytrid fungus” was not the best answer to “What is your greatest weakness?”
It is very hard to get the lighting right so that these frog’s eyes don’t look solid black. Too little flash, and they look like a vast bottomless pit … a window into the complete absence of a soul. Too much flash, and the entire thing glares over, making them look like blind zombie frogs (which also would be soulless, I suppose.)
Many of the bends you see in branches are made by heavy frogs.
It’s called a mimic poison frog not because it’s not poisonous, but because they’re so small that they don’t produce much.
Thankful for (and looking for) all the ladies.
As the trip was largely boat-based, going from the big boat where we slept to little skiffs for excursions, and back, the opportunity to see animals on land was rare. So I was lucky to finally see one of the frogs with transparent stomach skin. I wish I’d been able to move it into a better position, but it hopped away really quickly and I only had the time for two shots.
“Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, Reincarnated As A Salamander”
Some songs never catch on.
If they’d just send the upside down frog after the golden ball, the story could have been over a lot quicker.
Lady Deathstrike’s powers seem remarkably unwieldy, but it does mean that she need not carry sharpies to keep track of Silence sightings.
This salamander is offended at your photos, political posts, games invites, friends’ comments or shear quantity of posts. There is a reason that salamanders did not invent the Internet.
Turns out all frogs aren’t smooth and smiley.
Rapunzel has been awaiting her rescuer for quite some time and is starting to think that she might have to rescue herself.
Though normally quite meticulous, you can when frog painters are working on a Friday afternoon.
Some frogs will move their young from pond to pond or up trees to small pools of water in bromeliads. They do this by sticking them on their back and carrying them one-by-one to where they need to go.
This process can take a long time, so these frogs don’t see many movies until their brood has grown up.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell where the frog ends and the pond begins. This is why we have biologists.
In tonight’s episode of “The Nightly New(t)s”, this eastern spotted expresses surprise at the number of conservatives wishing to sleep with Caitlyn Jenner, seeing no other explanation for why humans care so much about what’s under clothing.
Emperor Gaius posing for his aureus
After years of boxing, even frogs suffer from cauliflower ears and black eyes.