By giving different wavelengths of light to active and dormant animals, researcher Jesse Delia at the Museum of Natural History in New York and Carlos Taboada of Duke University in the USA discovered that glass frogs that spend their days sleeping in the tropics can collect blood in their livers.
According to the news of AA from the BBC; This way, the frogs’ liver can become transparent, almost twice its size, the researchers said.
“IF YOU TURN GLASS FROGS REVERSE, YOU CAN WATCH THE HEART BEATING”
Noting that frogs somehow collect 89 percent of red blood cells in the liver and remove them from the bloodstream, Delia explained that this situation continues without causing a large clot.
Delia, “If you turn the glass frogs upside down, you can watch the heart just beat. You can see beyond the skin and muscle, most of the abdominal cavity is really transparent.” said.
In the study, it was reported that when frogs become active at night to hunt or mate, they recirculate red blood cells and restore their livers.
THEY ARE 61 PERCENT TRANSPARENT TO AVOID THE ATTENTION OF PREDATORS
Noting that glass frogs can coagulate their blood in necessary situations such as injuries, Taboada said that such an event can be experienced by glass frogs. “super strength” interpreted as.
It was stated that glass frogs, which make themselves 61 percent transparent to escape the attention of predators, may be a clue to understanding the problem of blood clotting in humans.
But the researchers cautioned that it could take decades to transfer this knowledge to practical application in human medicine.
The research was published in the scientific journal Science.