19x23cm Giclee print on Hahnemühle Archival paper.
Limited edition of 25 in total numbered and signed.
Original painted with watercolour & gouache by Merny
“Our research team wants to solve frogs forever. And we think we know how.
Frogs are amphibians of the order Anura. There is no fundamental difference between frogs and toads, and they are not classified separately. This is because the toad lifestyle, with its dry, rough, skin, is an adaptation to living in drier habitats. The toad form has evolved a number of times independently, an example of convergent evolution.
Frogs can live on land and in fresh water.
They cannot survive in salt water.
Their development is by metamorphosis. They hatch as tadpoles from eggs, which are laid by a female frog.
The eggs are called frogspawn.
Tadpoles have tails and gills.
When they grow up, they lose their tails and gills and grow four long legs.
Adult frogs can jump with their legs. They have long tongues that they use to catch bugs.
They make a sound called a croak.
Some species live in trees, and some types of frog are protected by being poisonous.
Frogs live all over the world.
If an overseas species of frogs is introduced to another country, the ecosystem might be affected.
Frog legs are occasionally eaten as food in France, China, and the Midwest of the United States. The killing of frogs might have an effect on the ecosystem. For example, frogs eat mosquitoes. If frogs are killed, then there are fewer frogs to eat mosquitoes, so more and more mosquitoes are born. Therefore, in these areas, there are more diseases that mosquitoes carry, because there are more mosquitoes. However, for this to apply, frogs would have to be a major predator of mosquitoes. This would only rarely be the case.
Frogs are members of the class Lissamphibia, the only class of amphibia which has survived to the present day.
I have hope that frogs will be solved with this knowledge.”