Salamander Slime

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Salamander Slime

Post by nmrvictim » Thu May 19, 2005 4:27 am

Hi guys,
Would you please give me some biochemistry and adaptive significance of salamander slime?
Thank you very mcuh :D
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Post by b_d_41501 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:16 pm

The salamander slime makes them taste very very very bad to predators so they won't get eaten. I believe that the slime also keeps them moist to prevent them from shriveling up and dying while they are away from a water source.
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Post by mith » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:58 pm

Also I think it makes it harder for the predators to hold the salamander because the slime is slippery.
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Post by b_d_41501 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:50 pm

Nice point as well, mithrilhack
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