Effect of elemental iodine and hair dye on pigmentation of Duttaphrynus melanostictus species
Guruprasad BR, Padmaja C
The preliminary investigation was conducted to investigate influence of iodine and hair dye on pigmentation during metamorphosis of Duttaphrymus species. The series of iodine and hair dye concentration as 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 ppm were maintained along with control. The rate of pigmentation during metamorphosis was very early on the 18th day at the concentrations of 1.0 and 1.5 ppm of iodine than control than control (on 24th day). In case of hair dye there was an initiation of the pigmentation was very late compare to the control one. Our result indicates the effect of hair dye on the pigmentation of the Duttaphrymus species.