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Old 03-14-2018, 04:40 AM
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https://musingsofjoeblog.wordpress.c...thern-ecuador/

Just visited Santa Isabel today, and managed to find some of these frogs in a semi natural habitat.
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Nice writeup and pics

the plant is falsely called "Uņa de Gato" here in Peru( nothing to do with the real medicinal one) and is very common in all south America.

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Ah, just goes to show the horror of common names.(though I don't know the latin name of Una de gato that you mention).

We have something that grows all over fields in Madre de Dios that is locally called pega pega. It is some sort of awful Malvaceae. But that same common name applies to a bunch of other plants, too. If you can find the guide to tropical woody plants of NW South America by Gentry it is a somewhat useful reference.

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It looks like you are familiar with Tarapoto, but I wrote a bit on my time there as well in this same blog.
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Uncaria tomentosa is the scientific name of the herbal plant. Yours in the pic is certainly a tradescantia.
Well I dont know Tarapoto yet so your blog can be helpful ....It will be certainly one of my next trips hopefully.
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Great post from a great opportunity to observe in situ. Food for thought when creating viv habitat.
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Just updated this article to include a few more insitu shots, from the desert West of Santa Isabel(if anyone is curious, you can go on Google maps and find the gas station and "Club noches de Fantasia" west of town).

From what I've seen, a tank similar to the natural habitat would be a marsh edge. A large shallow water section(even most or the entire tank) could be densely planted with some sort of reedy grassy looking plant(Acorus would probably be best). Along the edges some Tradescantia, Pilea, etc. could be planted. If it was a large enough tank, you could have sloping white rock/gravel walls to suggest that you are in a canyon bottom.
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