Opportunity arose for me to acquire my first frogs sooner than anticipated. Originally I was planning on waiting until the end of the August for some tincs, and had begun construction on their 18x18x24 exo terra (more on that soon). That project was put on slight hold in order to pick up this trio of Mints from Jack, a member who is planning on leaving the hobby (he has other frogs up for sale to other Carolina people here
Since this exchange had to be made in somewhat of a hurry, I went ahead and began construction of a quick 20L peninsula. The false bottom is an egg crate "cage" held together by zip ties. Background is zoo med cork background tile cut to size, and held in place by simple physics. The viv is planted with several fireballs, one Mo Peppa Please, pep serpens, s. rayii, and some sheet moss from Josh's Frogs. Everything in the viv is easily removable since nothing is siliconed in place (this was done both to eliminate the need for curing and allow me to change the style of the viv if need be).
I picked up the frogs yesterday and got them acclimated to their new home. I have heard one brief call already, and have witnessed some piggy-backing between two of them. I hope this all means that they approve of their new digs. They also got their first crack at small crickets today. All of the frogs were able to catch some, but I'm sure it's more work than they're used to and will take some more practice.
Below you'll find a few pictures, more will soon follow once I figure out the best way to light the room for shooting, etc. Would also like to say a big "thanks" to Jack for some great frogs and Adam (Shinosuke) for helping me get started with some isopod and fly cultures.
This is about half the viv, I'll try to get the full tank shot tomorrow...
If this is the male (I think it may be this one), I believe I will call him Sir Charles in honor of Mr. Barkley ("that's turrible").
Here's the other two in a shot that's fairly out of focus, I'll practice more I promise...