Dart Frog Seizures or a defense mechanism ?

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I've seen a few reports of people believing that a dart frog can stiffen and become immobile inorder to possibly fake death and avoid predation.

I don't subscribe to that school of thought, but I'm certainly willing to listen to other viewpoints on this.

Anyone have additional information to share on this?


"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
I know a guy that was moving some Azureus to a new tank. One of them seized and lost use of it's back legs.

It's been 5 or 6 days now and he has to put the frog down. I can't see that being a defense mechanism.

Stessed out, yes...

Suppliment issue, yes...
When feeding my lamasis once a while back i had an escapee. I always keep an empty f.f. container handy just in case, but she hopped real quick under the rack, it took a couple minutes to get her out from underneath. Right before i got her in the cup, she flipped herself on her back, legs went out stiff as a board and she just laid there motionless. I got her in the cup, put her in the tank, misted, and within a minute had flipped herself over and dove for cover, completely fine.
1.5 kids and a bunch of frogs

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