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Tree Frog

Caption: The researchers found that waxed and inactive frogs had about the same metabolic rate as unwaxed, dehydrating frogs. This suggests that waxed frogs are not in a hibernation-like dormant state, as was previously thought.

Credit: Courtesy Jason Ortega.

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