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Old 09-13-2013, 12:22 AM
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Just wanted to share a couple pictures of these guys I just picked up. Also called the solid orange galacts, but I always see them in books as the golden morph. Was only able to snap off two before my battery died, I will post more tomorrow. Very nice frogs. One is a nice pastel yellow color and has that "ghost" look of the moonshine galacts. One of my favorites for sure! In QT until fecals come back and then I will post some viv shots of their new home. Enjoy!
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:06 AM
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I'm pretty sure golden galacs are different from solid orange galacs.
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'Solid Orange': (aka 'Golden') Much like the name implies, these animals are just about completely orange, except for small black markings their toes, joints, around the tympanum, mouth, and on the underside. At first glance may be mistaken for P. terribilis 'Orange', but P. terribilis 'Orange' lacks most the the before mentioned black markings, and where black markings are present, tend to have a more gradual change from orange to black (like the colors are smudged) where in D. galactonotus the change from orange to black is generally clean. A larger form of this species, their coloration can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a bright pumpkin orange (5). More information can be found on the Pumilio.com D. galactonotus 'Solid Orange' profile

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They are the same from everything I have read. Most literature refers to them as golden. There is no separation in any book I have ever seen. They always seem to say golden, aka solid orange.
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'Solid Orange': (aka 'Golden') Much like the name implies, these animals are just about completely orange, except for small black markings their toes, joints, around the tympanum, mouth, and on the underside. At first glance may be mistaken for P. terribilis 'Orange', but P. terribilis 'Orange' lacks most the the before mentioned black markings, and where black markings are present, tend to have a more gradual change from orange to black (like the colors are smudged) where in D. galactonotus the change from orange to black is generally clean. A larger form of this species, their coloration can vary from a pale yellow-orange to a bright pumpkin orange (5). More information can be found on the Pumilio.com D. galactonotus 'Solid Orange' profile

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They are the same from everything I have read. Most literature refers to them as golden. There is no separation in any book I have ever seen. They always seem to say golden, aka solid orange.
I have a couple solid orange galacts from the same parents and one is a golden color the other is orange. I think they are variable is color
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Yes they should be what is normally called Orange Galacs, they range in color from mustard yellow to bright pumpkin orange. Sparingly kept, good luck with them.
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Sorry. Was just looking at pictures of the golden auratus the other day. Must have had them stuck in my head.
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I had a group before and they were difficult to breed. I produced a few offspring, then Patrick Nabors acquired them from me and he produced some as well. Much larger than other galacts in the hobby. One of my favorite frogs though and worth the extra effort.
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wow love the frogs they look awesome
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Sorry for the delay in the pics. I had a brief hospital stay so I could not get the pictures taken. Feeling a bit better now so I snapped a few shots today. I am really having a hard time capturing these pale yellows with a camera. The first two pics have a much more pastel look to them than shown. The third picture is of a really deep orange one. Enjoy!
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I had a group before and they were difficult to breed. I produced a few offspring, then Patrick Nabors acquired them from me and he produced some as well. Much larger than other galacts in the hobby. One of my favorite frogs though and worth the extra effort.
The ones I have are much smaller than my other galacts and they are over 3 years old. How much larger would you say they should be?
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Much larger. These are 9 months and bigger than full grown reds or yellows. These are the size of my male adult matechos. My old ones were quite big though. Much larger than moonshines I have seen
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