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Updated Frog Shots

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by goods, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I haven't posted any of these here in a very long while. As some of you know, my other hobby is keeping and breeding Dendrobatid frogs. These are commonly referred to as poison dart frogs since this family sequesters toxins from invertebrates in their diet and secrets it through their skin. These are harmless in captivity due to the lack of those particularly toxic inverts in their captive diet.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They are wonderful!!! Thanks for posting.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very cool. Are these all in one tank? What is their captive diet?
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone. No, Kelly, locale purity is a big deal in the frog world, so each locale of a species gets their own tank. I feed them primarily fruit flies (D. melanogaster and D. hydei), but they also get isopods and springtails as well.

    Here, you can see why people keep locales separately:

    The pair below is fairly polymorphic (female is yellow, male is a brighter orange), but this is the same species as the frogs in the 3rd and 4th photos above.

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    The frogs below are also the same species from other locales

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    The frog below is the same species as picture 1 and 5

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    Wow, very nice! Do you breed them? I always wanted to breed them, but I've never had enough time.

    It is great that people pay attention to the locality. I think that the orchid world took a wrong turn, and it is unfortunate that orchid people don't pay attention to the locality. Instead, most breeders seem to intermix between different populations. The difference among populations may not be visible to human, but there could be at the cellular or genetic level. Also, orchid breeders have a tendency to create unnatural-looking species by choosing some artificial criteria rather than preserving the local variations.
     
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    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Hi Goods,

    Great frogs. The last one in your first post is a Ranitomeya, right?


    I wished, orchid people would stick to this too, at least regarding species :rolleyes:
     
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    They are so pretty ♡
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Zach - Been a long time since we have seen frogs on OI. Thanks for the photo's.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Naoki, yes, I do breed them. They're really much easier than most people think. If you can grow orchids (and I know you can), you can easily take care of these frogs.

    Leo, the one in the last photo from the first series of photos is Ranitomeya reticulata from near Iquitos, Peru. It's the smallest species that I work with. A mature adult could sit on your pinky finger.

    Thanks again to all the nice comments. I'll continue updating this with recent and past shots that I haven't posted before since it seems people enjoy seeing them.

    John, on another note, what orchid is in your new avatar? It's nice looking.
     
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    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Love those Ranitomeyas! I have R. benedicta, they're tiny too.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I keep benedicta as well! They and all the fantastica group are my favorites of the Ranitomeya.

    Also, for those interested with a Facebook account, I post most of my pictures (cultured frogs and plants and also native things at times on our "Tiger Darts" page: https://www.facebook.com/Tiger-Darts-172149099512950/ ).
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Some enclosure photos

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    Very nice but it looks like it needs more orchids!
     
  14. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautifully done.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    I love it!:eek: very nice:clap: Do you sell frogs? These pictures make me one to try them:D Are they similar care as a tree frog(I have had in the past)?
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I replied to your PM with some information but thought I'd give care info here in case others were also interested.

    These require higher humidity in general than tree frogs, denser plantings and are fed smaller prey items. I think one of the biggest deterrents to more people keeping these is culturing fruit flies as feeders. Many pet stores don't sell fly cultures, and there is a bit of a learning curve to producing them. They aren't hard but take some discipline to keep up with making them.

    If you're interested in reading more, take a look here: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just a couple more...

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    jai Orchid addict

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    How are your frogs?
     
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    Those are very lovely, This is the first I have gotten on this part of the forum. I like it, I love taking picture of our local small flora and fauna. The mosses and such are very interesting.
    As to frogs/toads, this is a picture of one on my outside table, he stayed around for several weeks, looking everything over.
     
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    Hope the picture goes this time.