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Old 09-29-2012, 08:41 PM
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Default tads in broms. how to get them out?

How do you get the tads out of the broms without detaching the plant itself?
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Default Re: tads in broms. how to get them out?

use a turkey paster
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Default Re: tads in broms. how to get them out?

You don't. Unless you are lightning fast, the tad will dive down deep into the brom, much deeper than your turkey baster can get.

Can I assume we are talking about your Chazuta? Generally, in thumbnail vivs, you either use broms and allow the parents to take care of them, or you pull eggs and don't allow tads to be be transported, or, you can eliminate broms from your vivs completely and use film canisters instead.
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Default Re: tads in broms. how to get them out?

how do i remove the eggs though?

It seems that my only option is to let the mother raise the tads in the broms. So that raises part two of my question series on raising tads. How do i capture the tiny froglet to raise/sell?
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Default Re: tads in broms. how to get them out?

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/car...are-sheet.html
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/car...pole-care.html

Several methods of egg removal are detailed in the egg care sheet here on DB. I just linked you to it.
You are a little late to be asking for the easy methods. You already put broms in. If you frogs decide to lay eggs deep in the brom axils, you probably won't be able to remove them.
In my opinion, when you make the decision to add broms in a thumbnail viv, you are making the decision that it is OK to just leave them be and let the parents raise their young.

Catching them out of the parents viv will be tricky if the viv is set up well. Thumbs like lots of cover and leaf litter so chances are, there are about a million great hiding spots for them.
PLAN AHEAD! Don't list your froglets for sale until you have already captured them and put them in a froglet holding tank. Use a "Frog Tube".

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Move them with a "frog tube". Get a clear acrylic tube about 1" to 1.5" in diameter, about 1 foot to 1.5 feet long. hold a hand over one end and simply lower it over them. They don't even see it coming at them. Carefully coax them to jump up inside it (be careful not to pinch a foot). Cap it with your other hand and move them over. You can just lay the tube in the new viv and let them find their own way out.
A cheap source for a tube is the clear plastic covers from Lowe's that flourescent bulbs are sometimes sold in, or, the M and M filled plastic candy canes that are sold around Christmas time.
This is the most stress free method I've ever used!
It is a good idea to have a second pair of eyes and hands nearby just in case!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with just sitting back and enjoying watching the parents raise their young. It is very rewarding and exciting. Why is it so exciting to see a tank raised tad come out of his brom for the first time? I don't know, but for some reason it is more exciting than watching your deli cup tads morph.
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Why is it so exciting to see a tank raised tad come out of his brom for the first time? I don't know, but for some reason it is more exciting than watching your deli cup tads morph.
I'm guessing it's so exiting because you don't know a lot about when it will hop out of the water, so you are pleasantly surprised. Just a thought.
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Default Re: tads in broms. how to get them out?

When I notice a tad in a brom I will set a small deli container with a lid by that tank. I use the wider deli cup because it allows more surface area to catch the froglet if he jumps. When the froglet decides to get brave and starts to venture out onto the brom leaf I will catch it and transport to a grow out tank. I have never removed a tad from a brom though. I just let mom raise it.
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