Originally Posted by Broseph
Very interesting, thanks for posting that. It seemed like the last time I was here, more and more people were using UV and there was a lot of discussion about transmission rates through various types of screen mesh vs poly vs fancy expensive glass...
I mention the clay substrate vivs because it was my understanding that the purpose of the clay was to provide calcium to frogs via direct contact with the clay, as well as clay particles sticking to consumed microfauna. Specifically, this was an effective way to get calcium to newly morphed obligates which are too small to eat dusted flies.
I thought the UVB was necessary for the frogs to manufacture vitamin D which was necessary for calcium metabolism.
Basically, I’d like to eventually try my hand at obligates, and was trying to see what people were doing lately.
I use clay in pods and petridishes for the frogs to bath in. Every frog here use the clay baths and I have no Uv lamps (except in the Histrionica setup). My O.Pumilio bastimentos are breeding without UV for almost 10 years and my F1 also, so I see no use for UV in the tanks or any benefit the frogs get from. I use it only for the Histrionica and they mostly hide from the light...
I like it when people do their research!
When you start your setup(s) , I will be happy to follow what your are doing and why.
Bastimentos,Citronella,Azureus,Hahneli,Patricia,Te rribilis,Escudo,Tumucumaque,Histrionica Bullseye.