Oct 20, 2021 • 11M

On maples (and treefrogs) protecting themselves - audio edition

An Hypothesis

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Heather Heying
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This week’s post is deep in the weeds, almost literally. But I pull out for a brief lesson on phenotypic plasticity, including the ever popular (at least in my head): red-eyed tree frog eggs evading predation by hungry cat-eyed snakes, by hatching out at top speed and braving it among the aquatic predators instead:

Finally, we have what is perhaps my fav…

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