New paper in Zoomorphology

Here’s a new paper out titled “Developmental morphology of granular skin glands in pre-metamorphic egg-eating poison frogs”. Its work done in collaboration with Dr. Lauren O’Connell at Harvard, taking the next step from the findings of my PhD dissertation that poison frog mothers provision their offspring with alkaloids.

The study shows that tadpoles develop their glands around the same time that we first saw alkaloids (stage 32-40 of development), so it is likely that the appearance of those glands delimits the point at which the tadpoles can store their chemical defenses.

New paper in Zoomorphology