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Ranitomeya ventrimaculata

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

  1. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    you have been a busy one today...
    hope ya get lots of little froglets one day :)
     
  2. Home Grown

    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Jon, that is sick. :clap::clap: I am so jealous.
    How big is that sucker? Did you build it yourself or was it premade? What are you using for lighting? Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    Yes, pictures please! Of course they love it!
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    LOL! I love your enthusiasm, DJ. :)

    It's a 22g that I made into a vertical. It's 17"w x 25"h x 12"d. I built it over the past week or two. The lighting is pretty ghetto, actually, but I think it'll work well. It's a 6500k, 64W exterior fluorescent area light. I decided to custom build the hood, and I think it turned out ok; I might stain it. I used a staple-gun to affix mylar to the inside to act as a reflector. Other than the wood for the hood and the door hinge, I had all of the materials laying around. Oh... I bought the moss for the floor because I was too inpatient to let it grow in. :)
     
  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Awesome! And not *just* because you included an Ang. :clap:

    By the way, you should have written Aer. hyaloides, for it is of the genus Aerangis, not Angraecum. ;)

    I think you'll find that the selaginella will become kind of rampant. Is it the 'peacock moss' type or the plain green? The peacock type looks freakin' awesome in high light but will damn sure take over a tank quickly without judicious pruning. Not a major chore...just fyi. And I never had much luck besides 'bad' with broms in tanks. Granted I didn't water enough and my fan was too powerful...or...i watered too much and had the fan off...but anyway they can be tricky. Whatever you do, resist the urge to plant ficus pumilla in there. It's like kudzu.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I included the aerangis because it was getting too jungley in there. I wanted something to make it a bit more plain.

    Changed it as you posted, floozo. :) Thanks.

    The selaginella is selaginella serpens. It came from harrywitmore. I suspect a lot of the non-orchids will grow quite quickly and need to be pruned. That's okay, though. I'd rather have too much than not enough. :)
     
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    You may want to add another bromeliad or 2. The thumbnails really enjoy them, and will br raising their tadpole in them.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks. I have a plant that's throwing out pups, but none look like they'll survive quite yet. I tossed a couple of film canisters in there for good measure also.
     
  9. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Do you pick the wings off the fruit flies yourself:confused:
     
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    wow that is amazing .... I also had no idea how small those frogs really were - I mean I knew they weren't massive but they are really really tiny ....

    love it Jon .... :clap:
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I do not, Tracey. I think they have sparring matches as larvae and lose them that way.

    Thanks Fiona!