Chameleon saliva is 400 times stickier than human saliva. Zip-Zap and boom- that is how it catches its prey which gets stuck to its tongue and the chameleon gulps it!
The Sticky Colour Changer!
They can change colours, have parrot like feet, eyes that can look in opposite directions at the same time and now this vicious predator has a secret weapon- the tongue of a chameleon!
Super-Sticky Secret of a Chameleon
Scientists have discovered that the tongue of a chameleon has a mucous that has similar properties as that of honey, but stickier.
Chameleon Tongues are as fast as they are Sticky!
A chameleon sticks out its tongue at a high speed to catch its prey and with that same speed it gets it back inside the mouth.
The sticky saliva of the chameleon helps it to hold its prey in its mouth even after the tongue has retracted back.
The shape of the tongue also has an important role. When the tip of the tongue touches the prey; the shape changes to a sort of a cup to get a good grip at the prey. But all the hard work is done by the sticky saliva that does not let the prey get away!