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Frog Skin All living things use some way to survive and defend themselves Frogs use their skin in many ways for these reasons So how do frogs use their skin color and poison to survive and defend themselves In this paper you will learn how frogs use their skin to live survive and defend themselves Frog skin is thin and naked It has no scales no hair and no feathers However the skin of a frog is critical to their survival Through it they both drink and breathe They also use their skin to absorb all the moisture they need through their skin because they do not swallow Although frogs do have lungs they rely on the extra oxygen they absorb through their skin especially when theyre underwater Frogs must keep their skin moist Otherwise oxygen cant pass easily through their skin and they suffocate Frog skin secretes a mucus that helps them keep moist Even so their skin tends to dry out which is why they usually stay near bodies of water They rely on dew for moisture or burrow themselves underground in moist soil Although they rely on their skin for a lot of purposes they do rejuvenate themselves by shedding their skin once a week This process consists of a lot of twisting bending and stretching to loosen the skin Once the frog has loosened it enough it pulls the skin over its head like a sweater and usually eats it I have been describing simple and logical reasons for the importance of frog skin However there are more reasons to make it all the more fascinating In frogs pigmentation or skin color depends on the presence of specialized cells and the resulting optical phenomena These cells are differentiated from the so-called neural crest during the stage when the brain and the
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