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Couple of new frogs

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Jon, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Ranotimeya lamasi & adelphobates quinquevittatus, respectively. The lamasi were in their new viv for about 45 minute before they started calling. I might have baby frogs soon. I didn't get a shot of their backs. I love the quinqs, but they're a shy species. I don't suspect I'll be seeing them very often. All of these frogs are about 1.5cm from nose to butt.
    ranitomeyaLamasi030310a.jpg ranitomeyaLamasi030310b.jpg adelphobatesQuinquevittatus030310a.jpg adelphobatesQuinquevittatus030310b.jpg
     
  2. piggy30

    piggy30 Free?

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Neat.
     
  4. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Very, very cool!! Teenie little things.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    AWESOME!!!!!!
     
  6. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Incredible.

    "these frogs are about 1.5cm from nose to butt."

    I had no idea they were that small.
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    They're pretty!
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks everyone. The lamasis have been calling all day. I keep thinking someone left a cell phone over by the vivs. :D
     
  9. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Cool frogs, Jon.
     
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    What do you suppose the evolutionary advantage to such bright coloring might be...
    I mean, other than it makes it easier to find each other? One might surmise that such
    bright, distinctive colors would attract predators.
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    The bright coloring is meant to attract predators, but not as prey. It's a "holy cow stay away from that bright thing because it's poisonous". These are poison dart frogs, but they are innocuous in captivity because of their different diet.
     
  12. J-M

    J-M Active Member

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    VERY NICE
     
  13. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    :clap:cute, cute, cute. Interesting about their diet and being poison , where do they come from? what do you feed them? so interesting
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    This species comes from Peru, but in general, dart frogs come from Central & South America. I feed them a flightless strain of fruit flies. I also seeded the tank with springtails which hopefully have a sustainable population by now. Flies are the meals, springs are the snacks.
     
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    The same is true of snakes - stay away from the purty ones!
     
  16. BussardNR

    BussardNR New Member

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    i love those species Jon. quinquevittatus are very under appreciated
     
  17. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I completely agree. Quinqs are beautiful and underappreciated. I hope that I have at least a sexed pair in the 4 that I acquired.

    It's looking like I need to separate the yellow and orange ones. Hybridization (even of different locality populations of the same species) is a big no-no with frogs.
     
  18. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I have a frog in my greenhouse. He would like to hybridize with your frogs.
     
  19. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    the belly shots are way cool.
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I HAVE EGGS!