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Discussion in 'Ripariums & Paludariums' started by lucasgg, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    My brother (now in college) has 5 of these beautiful Poison Dart Frogs. I am currently caring for them, and they have produced 7 tadpoles, which I am raising. They are fed mineral dusted wingless fruit flies, and live in a terrarium with about 3 years of moss growth and a few other unknown plants. The white cups are for any future tadpoles, as this species transports tadpoles from place to place.
    These little guys are full of character and regularly chirp. I will be selling any surviving frog-lets, so message me if you are interested. Established terrarium required.
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    You forgot to add must have an established set up ready for them.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    10 New tadpoles and showing my setup for keeping tadpoles and raising fruitflies, and temperature thermostat.
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    Hopefully all of the tadpoles will survive and grow healthy.

    What do you feed on the fruit flies?
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I raise the fruit flies on a mixture of instant mashed potatoes, water, and vinegar. The vinegar helps to inhibit the mold.
     
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    You could not raise Fruit Flies in Australia just not permitted.

    Why are they called "Poison Dart Frogs" ?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    In the wild, they produce an oil from their skin that inhibits the recipient's nervous system to effectively transmit signals from place to place, thus leading to a limp death. The average fatal mount for humans is less than one drop.

    The frogs produce their toxins from chemicals ingested by their food, but scientists still have not found what insect the chemicals come from.
     
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    It means the frogs you have don't have the toxins?
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    No, they don't and that's the strange part.
    By the way, a permit is necessary to own any poisonous animal where I live, so no rattle snakes :)
     
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    Is similar to our Cane Toads?

    The Black Cocky has worked out if they turn them over that exposes their soft bellies and the Cockies are now their natural enemy.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hi Lucas, Stunning frogs Great little terrarium :love:

    Thank you for posting the toxin info;)

    I did wonder about it ??If you touched a frog you could die:eek::eek: Now I know there safe (y)
     
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    They are certainly very poisonous in nature
     
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    I went on an evening bush walk northern Australia with a guide and a few international tourists and the guide had to explain why she thumped her big work boot on the toad.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    WHAT?!?!? I just got 8 new tadpoles! That makes 28 total! Boy, am I going to need a lot more spring tails!
     
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    That sounds great any photos please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Congratulations for the additional 8 tadpoles! :X3::X3::X3:
     
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    Hi Lucas, I though they were frogs :confused: They seem to be breading like rabbits :LOL:

    Congratulation (y)
     
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    They are just small little guys. Tadpoles are no problem. It's the froglets that you need to watch out for. They are very small, so they need a special insect called spring tails to eat. Due to their low body weight, they are prone to temperature changes. I might get 5 froglets, judging by how many my brother was loosing.
     
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    Hi Lucas,that there is no glass, believed to be the true nature:)
     
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    In the wild there would be massive water temp changes over the 24hr period, why is it so critical when kept in aquariums/ponds?

    How you managing to control the temperatures?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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