British experts have successfully bred a rare species of frog that is so poisonous it can kill ten men.
The blue poison dart frog is only 2.5cm long and is usually found in the tropical forests of Costa Rica and Brazil.
But the species is under threat in South America, where their habitat is being destroyed.
Animal experts at Walford and North Shropshire College have successfully bred one of the deadly amphibians in their lab.
Simon Metcalfe, the animal technician who led the project, said: ‘Although eggs were laid on several occasions, the students had been unsuccessful in getting the eggs to progress to tadpoles,They had always gone mouldy and not formed’.
After researching environmental conditions and their breeding behaviour, a few adjustments were made and we waited for the first clutch of eggs to be laid More