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In fact, we have four species in Missouri that survive extracellular freezing - Gray Treefrog, Spring Peeper, Wood Frog, and Boreal Chorus Frog.  Their livers produce glucose from stored glycogen forming antifreeze to keep ice from forming and their cells from rupturing.  Not sure that that happens with bullfrogs though.  They need to stay under the ice on the bottom.

The first window for frog and toad surveys in Missouri starts today and they are starting to call in some parts of the state!

Linda Williams
Liberty, MO
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