The Poison Dart Frog typically lives in the dense canopy of the rainforest, where it can catch insects with its sticky tongue, lay its eggs in stagnant pools, and hide from predators in the dense vegetation. However, with rising temperatures due to climate change, I predict the vegetation the frog relies on will start to dry out, creating a more lightly-vegetated environment. Since there would be less vegetation, more sunlight would be able to penetrate to the forest floor, making life much more difficult for the poison dart frogs. Because of this, I predict that the frogs will become more lightly colored to blend in and less muscular legs to assist them in moving faster from one sheltered area to another, develop a ladle-shaped tongue to catch flies without needing moisture, and develop a pocket on the side of their face to collect their excreted poison to shoot at predators.
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