11-02-2011, 07:26 AM
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Re: R. vanzolini
I just finished replying to a PM asking for info on my Vanzos. Here are the questions asked.
Have a question about R. Vanzolinii. While info on the board is not exact i wish to know about their keeping.
Many reports that their boldness diverse. Some report that they'r bold, other says they'r shy. What about your's?
As i understand they will utilize all space avaliable like Leucomelas or Galactonotus. Are they more terrestial (like Tinctoruis) or they'r more arboreal?
And what about groups? Does 1.2 group will do, or they can be hold in any variety of sexes?
I'm thinking of cubic viv with side of 20"
Sorry for bothering!
Here are the answers I provided.
Sorry, I think I missed answering you on Vanzo's. I would say the boldness is diverse. When we first got ours, they were incredibly bold for months. Now they sort of go through stages. Very reclusive for a while and then so/so. They haven't regained their first boldness. We have just set up a second group from their offspring so we'll see how those do.
They do go down low for hunting through the leaf litter, but other than that I would say they are huge climbers, so arboreal, but you don't want to skimp on floor space for leaf litter/hunting grounds either. We keep our first group in a group of 4 and the next is a group of 5. Phil Tan has one group of 5 and one pair. He says that the group of 5 massively outproduces the pair. I have heard that if they are raised together, you can group them but if they are raised seperately, you should pair them.
Ours are in one of our slope fronts. 12 x 24 x 24. I regret that I made them 24" front to back. Too many good hiding spots back there. I would go wider but not so deep front to back if I did it again. I believe they would use every bit of height you can give them. A lovely frog and well worth working with!
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