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Frog Saliva Viscosity

Posted by Grace on Feb 6, 2017 2:10:01 PM

In microVISC, General Information


According to a recent discovery, a frog is able to change the viscosity of its saliva in order to catch its prey. When extending its tongue out at the prey, the viscosity of the frog's saliva decreases. Once the prey is on the frog's tongue being drawn closer to the frog, the frog's saliva thickens up far more viscous than honey.Read our application notes on kinetic studies!



Why is this significant you ask? This not only assists the ability of a frog to eat and survive, but we can apply the same ideas into adhesives according to the article. 



This blog post references: 

"Frog Saliva An Important Hunting Tool: Study." Tech Times, 2 Feb. 2017, http://www.techtimes.com/articles/195467/20170202/frog-saliva-an-important-hunting-tool-study.htm