The way you lick a poison dart frog #ForScience! (...Please don’t lick the frog. They won’t enjoy it, and neither will you.) “Touching the tip of the tongue to the back of a Coasta Rican Phyllobates vittatus resulted in a lingering, almost numb sensation on the tongue, followed by a tightening sensation of the throat.” Myers et al. 1978. Dangerously toxic new frog (Phyllobates) used by Embera Indians of western Colombia, with discussion of blowgun fabrication and dart poisoning. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 161(2):309-363.
Poison dart frog photo from the webpage of @oaklandzoo, check them out for info on this and other species.
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