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Old 05-15-2019, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Letting parents raise their young

Originally Posted by Tijl View Post
I'd highly recomend to not change anything in the tank ( if you mist automaticly), there is a good reason the male chose to deposit the tadpole in this particular bromeliad. Also, if you "refresh" the water too much, there will not be all the food available for the tadpole since it might get flushed away.
The typical practice with imis is to flush the broms well every few days. The tads don't need debris to eat; the parents will provide nutritive eggs. Further, froglets raised by parents are known to morph larger than those raised by hand.

Each of my imitator pairs have brought about 4 tads to metamorph in the last year. I don't intervene in care at all, even if I think something is going wrong. I've been doing this a year; these frogs have been doing this for hundreds of thousands of years. I trust them.

Yes, you could pull eggs and raise frogs by the bucketful. I love watching my parents care for their young... it is by far my favorite part of keeping frogs.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

- Whitman

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