Dendroboard - View Single Post - Foot Rot and Impacting Mitigation in P. Terribilis
Dendroboard

Go Back   Dendroboard
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Advertise


Support Our Sponsors
No Threads to Display.

facebook

View Single Post
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2020, 06:31 PM
Fahad Fahad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 162
Thanks: 12
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default Re: Foot Rot and Impacting Mitigation in P. Terribilis

I kept terribilis back in 2009 and again recently (3 groups at the moment) ... as above, a thick layer of leaf litter goes some way to preventing substrate contact. However:

My terribilis are all active foragers and inevitably churn up substrate and entertainingly trash the place with wild parties.

I use leaf litter on top of calcined clay and you would think thatís a recipe for disaster, but the odd time Iíve seen a frog tag a piece of substrate it has instantly and expertly spat it out.

People with more expertise than I have also posited the question as to how these frogs deal with substrate fragments in the wild; a valid question. I have seen posts about frogs with strange impactions, the oddest being what looked like an actual twig .. so itís certainly possible.

If you really want to go all in on risk management, you could consider using lots of leaf litter on top of open cell filter foam. No substrate = no problem. Some keepers in Europe and the US now go this route.

I would never use sphagnum moss in any dart frog tank, IMO husbandry has moved on from that, and I especially wouldnít use it for terribilis.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fahad For This Useful Post:
JackReidMarx (08-01-2020)
 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.