Thursday, January 3, 2013

[News 2012] Science and Magic From a Giant Amazon Treefrog : Skin secretions from Waxy Monkey Treefrog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) are used by the Matsés Indians of Peru for ‘hunter magic’



Science and Magic From a Giant Amazon Treefrog
: Skin secretions collected from the Waxy Monkey Treefrog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) are used by the Matsés Indians of Peru for ‘hunter magic’–the secretions are burned into skin of humans, resulting in vomiting, passing out, then waking a few hours later to ‘feel like a god,’ ready to hunt! These indigenous people of the Amazon ‘milk’ the frogs to collect a cocktail of peptide chemicals known as ‘sapo.’

 http://on.natgeo.com/UIhPCl via @NatGeoNewsWatch

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