Scientists want you to cut the toes off dead frogs

Amateur 'wildlife detectives' are being asked to cut the TOES off dead frogs and send them to scientists so they can learn more about why so many species are dying out Samples from dead frogs that have been ran over are wanted by scientists  They are asking  'wildlife detectives' to send them these genetic samples  Swabs inside the mouths of the amphibians are also needed, scientists claim  Will be used to make a database of different frogs to try and understand why many populations are in decline  

By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline

Published: 10:18 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 11:40 BST, 1 April 2019

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Amateur 'wildlife detectives' are being asked to send scientists parts of dead frogs so they can learn more about why so many amphibian species are dying out.

Experts are hoping to gather as much data as possible from publicly provided remains of animals as they can.

Researchers are also asking people to take mouth swabs of living animals and send them in for analysis.

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Researchers at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Salford want samples frog dead frogs and mouth swabs from live animals. They are hoping to create a vast database of genetic information on the amphibians to understand more about their population decline (stock)

Researchers at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Salford want samples frog dead frogs and mouth swabs from live animals. They are hoping to create a vast database of genetic information on the amphibians to understand more about their population decline (stock)

Scientists at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Salford say they will send out full protocols and sampling kits to any interested parties. 

The research is being conducted in partnership with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) who are striving to understand the decline of amphibians. 

Rémi Martin, a PhD candidate conducting the research, told The Times: 'We are really interested in having as many people from across the UK helping to collect as many genetic samples as possible. 

'These samples can be in the form of 'toe-tips' from toads

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