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Old 05-16-2009, 12:30 PM
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Default Busy Saturday

Most weekends, Saturday is my main day in the frogroom, and in addition to the regular maintenance schedule, today seemed to be particularly busy:
  • Two egg clutches from Dendrobates tinctorius Patricia and Dendrobates leucomelas
  • Lots of new Mesotriton alpestris apanus larvae
  • Set up some new rearing boxes for froglets:

But the funniest thing was moving an adult Dendrobates azureus female into a viv with a younger pair who haven't got the hang of the breeding thing yet. I wish I'd taken a video of the ensuing chaos. I had been slight;ly worried about the possibility that the females might fight, but instead, as soon as she clapped eyes on the male, she was after him, chasing him round the viv, stroking and generally behaving in a lustful fashion. He looked terrified!

I think I might be needing those new frog boxes soon :-)

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Busy Saturday

awww that poor male of yours! yeah i know what you mean. i dont have a frog room but i have a frog area in the apartment where i keep all my vivs and stuff and saturdays i normally spend with the family and or building vivs and such everyone takes part and has a interest so its pretty cool.. sunday is the day i do all my actual frog stuff like check the vivs trim the plants make the cultures ect... congrats on the 2 egg clutches tho thats some nice productivity you got there.
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