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Ranitomeya ventrimaculata

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Jon, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Meet Captain. He's 1 of 3 frogs I acquired yesterday. He's full-grown, and from nose to butt, he's 5/8" (15mm). The second shot shows how far he can move in 1/32 of a second.
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  2. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Hello, Captain; you're mighty zippy!

    Are his tankmates the same species? What are you feeding them?
     
  3. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Nice pants on that little guy. You need a puppy, Jon.
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    He's kewl!
     
  5. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I heard they taste like chicken.
     
  6. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    :D Awesome. I wanna see the viv!!!
     
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    Snappy dresser, Captain.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Yes, they're the same species. It's generally frowned upon (in this country at least) to house different species in the same enclosure. As for food, they get a few wingless fruit flies every day. I also have some springtails that I'll feed them as soon as I can get a sustainable culture going.


    Hahaha! I knew you would, DJ. :) They're in a temporary viv right now (i.e. a large plastic tub with a lid, moss, couple pieces of cork & some leaf litter). I'm almost done with their new enclosure. I'll have it up and running later this week. I'll be sure to post some pics then. :)
     
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure i read somewhere that those frogs are poor swimmers and can easily drown in substantial water features. You might want to check into that. I think you should get an Axolotl for the water and a salmander or two to keep the frogs company. That would be sweet.
     
  10. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    handsome froggy
    you gonna stop at 3 ?
    or even just one species ?
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    They are notoriously poor swimmers. These will go in a water featureless tank. The paludarium has exits for the frogs, should they fall into the water. As for the other stuff.... nah. I'll stick to the dart frogs. :)

    A 29g tank is probably enough room for only 3. Any more, and there's the possibility of aggression. I'll get some dendrobates leucomelas for the large paludarium once it grows in more.
     
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    NICE CHOICE. Great little frogs.
     
  13. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    I cant wait to see it! Your last one was really nice.
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks DJ & frogparty.

    Here is where I'll move them. I obviously need to plant it a bit more.
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    You've got a good eye for symmetry, Jon. Both tanks look lovely. Just a lil aside, how
    can you keep the frogs from going up the sides and getting out? Is the tank completely
    sealed?
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks Angela! :)

    For the most part, the tank is sealed. There is an access point on the right side of the tank, and you can kind of see a screen at the top on the right. While the frogs wouldn't fit through normal screen mesh, the fruit flies that I feed them would. So, I went to the local camping store and bought some replacement tent screen. It's extremely fine, but still allows airflow.

    The black spot in the front right will eventually hold a small puddle of water. Hopefully one day they will lay eggs there. If they don't lay em there, I'll have other sites throughout the tank. I just think it would be neat if they utilized the "pond". I'll add some vines (and orchids, of course) to the back wall tomorrow. Hopefully the moss slurry I spread on the wall will take hold soon.
     
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    Looks awesome; I can't wait to see it all grown in!
     
  18. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Planted. Probably too many plants, but I can always take some out if they grow too well or not well enough. :)

    From across the room, these are the only orchids I can remember:
    Aerangis hyaloides
    Bulbo tentaculiferum
    Bulbo maquilingense (yellow)
    Laelia lundii
    Some terrestrial orchid. I forget the genus, but it's schlechterianum
    Zoo hirtzii
    Drac lotax
    Diplocaulobium stelliferum
    Diplo tentaculata
    A scrap/backbulb piece of monosepalum dischorense
    Maxillaria juergensii
    Pleuro tripterantha

    There are some peperomia, selaginella, aeschyananthes, microgramma, neoregelia, tillandsia, and some random ivy also. I'll get the access door fixed today, so I can add the frogs this evening.
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    Your terrestrial orchid looks like Goodyera hispida to me. The fern is a Microgramma species.
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I couldn't wait any longer. It took me about 20 minutes to wrangle up the frogs and get em in transport containers. They're climbing all over and exploring their new home. I think they like it! I'll try to get some pics later.