Surinam Toad Offspring
Offspring of Surinam Toad
Surinam Toad Babies
The species of toads is a very interesting one, with some amazing facts pertaining to not just shapes and sizes but also regarding to their habitat, mating, and even breeding. The most surprising is the breeding pattern of Surinam toad that makes people wide eyed in disbelief. And you thought you knew all weird things and facts about frogs and toads, having dissected them in your biology class back in school.
Perhaps there is something weird about Surinam toad that you feel when you take a close look at the creature in its natural habitat that includes forests and swamps in Brazil, Peru, Suriname, T&T, Venezuela, Columbia, and Bolivia. It is paper thin, and when lying flat, it looks like it has been rolled over by a speeding vehicle. It has a triangular head, no tongue and even teeth, making it really weird. But the weirdest fact about Surinam toad is the manner in which the mother of the toad caries eggs hatched on to her back into pockets from which come out little ones. This way mother increases the survival chances of all her babies in a unique but weird way. It is the male that helps in placing all the eggs safely on to the back of his mating partner after she has laid them. As eggs make themselves comfortable on the back of their mother, she places a cover of her own skin over these eggs to increase their safety. This breeding process is one of the most amazing in the animal world.
Surinam toad breeding is terrifying for those suffering from trypophobia. This is an irrational fear of holes and the patient gets terrified with a sight of many holes in an object. One interesting breeding mode in insect world has led to a fear of holes in human bodies and that is because of bot fly that develops inside human skin and come out when developed into a fly past the larvae stage. In the jungles of Amazon, there have been sporadic incidents of bot fly placing its eggs on human skin with the help of mosquitoes that work as vectors when they place the eggs inside human skin. The egg of the bot fly develops in the moist and warm human skin and comes out when developed into a fly leaving behind a hole in the skin of the unfortunate human being.
The incidents of bot fly coming out of human being’s bodies are rare and have taken place years ago and are not common. Despite this fact, there are many people who remain terrified that they may wake up one day with holes in their bodies and are diagnosed as trypophobe. People having this fear need counseling to realize that these events in nature have nothing to do with human beings so as to calm them down and make sure that they do not behave in a violent manner when they are made to seen any other incident of holes in an object in nature.
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