01-01-2007, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Temperance, MI
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Breeding azureus for a clueless owner
Okay, last night I had my "Eureka!" moment when I discovered my male azureus carrying a single tad. I put in a petri dish with water last night, hoping he would deposit the tad there. He did not. The tad is off his back, but I have no idea if he found a deposition site or if the tadpole fell off and subsequently died.
I searched with a flashlight from outside the tank this morning, and dicovered 2 clutches of eggs. The first is in a coconut-covered petri. The other clutch is in a film cannister embedded in the background.
I cannot tell if any of them are good or not (inexperience). I would suspect there could be a 3rd clutch somewhere, from where the tad came (I suppose this doesn't have to be).
I'm not in the hobby to become a breeder, just to enjoy the frogs. That said, I find myself very much wanting to pull these eggs and give it a go.
I do not know how to pull the eggs from the embedded cannister, so maybe I'll leave them be?
I may pull the petri dish ones, but first to read up again on best practices.
Will they be okay if I just lightly mist them and put a cover on them? Or should I leave the petri uncovered, mist a 32oz container and put the lid on that?
Temperance, MI USA
2.1 D. leucomelas
0.0.3 D. auratus (Panama)
0.0.4 D. auratus (blue-and-black)
1.1 D. azureus
1.1 D. imitator