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What are some of the dart frogs that get big. Im looking for darts that can take 1/2" crickets. I've heard of terribilis but are they very good for beginners and in general what kind of personality do they have.
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Terribilis is a very good starter frog. And yes, they will probably accept crickets of that size. They are quite bold, and are voracious eaters.
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How active are they and how do they do in groups. Also do Surinam Cobalts get very big.
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Cobalts will get almost the same size as the terribillis, but will not take nearly the size of food the terribillis will.
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I have two groups of three terribilis. They do great together and are extremely active allowing you to witness and enjoy their various behaviours. Same is true for bicolors, IMO.

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Adult terribilis will take full size crickets... its just amazing to watch.
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Bicolors and auroteanias will also take up to half in crickets. They, and terribilis, not only make up the top 3 most toxic PDFs, but are also plenty bold, and great beginner frogs!
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Can froglets take 1/2" crix.
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I was referring to adult size, froglets cannot take those sizes, way to big (tho they'd probibly try). You might be able to track down some near adult to adult sized mints, but the others? you'd have to raise the froglets on hydeo them move them up.
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Could froglets take 1/16" roaches. Im thinking of starting up a roach colony for my geckos. Also would 1/16" be too big for froglet tincs.
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I believe the juvie phyllobates would love roaches, I'm not as sure with the tincs... never hurts to try tho.
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Tincs seem to prefer smaller foods, once crix get much bigger than 1/8, I do not feed them to my tincs because they sometimes snub them at that size and then I have to worry about fishing out adult crickets in a few weeks. Actually a few of my tincs are significantly longer than my terribillis, but they are built different so the terribillis weigh more.

Terribillis are a great beginner frogs and although tincs are one of my favorites, you do not run into the issues of separating females when they become adults like you do with tincs/azuerus. As Corey said, aurotaenia are great beginner frogs, but they are only 1/3 the size of terribillis so do not meet your requirement of a large frog.

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I just went and got a lot of stuff to start my new tank for the terribilis. How many would you put in a 30g long.
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you could do 3, since they are a bigger dart(hence the topic title!)
possibly 4...
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Terribillis are so cool. They remind me of little bulldogs. Well.....at least from their pictures. I haven't seen them in real life though, unfortunately they are extremely rare in the "Great State -O- Canada"!
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What some places that have them, I know saurian.net has some tadpoles and really small froglets.
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Keep your eyes peeled on the Classified section....they come up for sale more often than you think....

a few ideas as to who has them....

Scott Menigoz (SMenigoz) had some awesome looking mints at IAD and you might want to contact him.

Joe Nickerson breeds orange terribilis and may have some available...

There are quite a few more options around but these two come to mind.

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