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Old 12-04-2007, 12:44 AM
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Well I'm updating my Lamasi and Intermedius from 20H verts to 29 gallons. Snails have overtaken the Lamasi viv as well and am about ready for this as soon as I receive another couple plants to fill the vivs in.

The method that I was going to approach was to just capture them individually in film canisters that I cover with my hand and put them in their new vivs. Anyone have another method that may be less stressful to the frogs? If not then that will be how I make the transfer.

I'd also have to tear apart the aquariums to look for possible tads (I know of at least 1 in the Intermedius)
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instead of a film canister, use a larger container so you can trap them easier and not stress them as much trying to catch them in a small container unless off course they are already in there.
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I just use a small spoon and a 32 oz deli container and you just sort of herd the frog or frogs into the deli container.
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that's how I do it too: "drive" them towards a small container with a spoon.

good luck!! if you thought they were fast before you should see how fast they are when you are actually trying to catch them :lol:

and also be carefull: some frogs will hide but others will just try to escape and will come right at you. I spend about 20 minutes chasing a salt creek pumilio this weekend. first thing it dit when it saw my hand was jump on it and then over it into the big unknown. try finding an orange frog on an orange floor and then catch it... i am almost sure I was more stressed then the frog.
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glass 'cigar' tubes

anyone have a link?

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glass 'cigar' tubes

anyone have a link?

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What happens when they go down that long tube and don't want to back out?

I use hands and film cans. A spoon is a lot harder than a hand and less dexterous.

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Hands and small gladware. Always seems to be less stressful for both the frogs and me.
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Thanks for the replies, I like the small gladware idea. A little bit bigger than a film canister so it'll be easier to capture them. Now only if my plant order would arrive that I placed almost 4 weeks ago, then I could move these guys.

Another concern I have is if they stop breeding (Intermedius) since they currently are. Temps are a little higher (70-78) in the new vivs opposed to (68-70) in the old ones.
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Having seen this technique used on thumbs before, it did not appear difficult to extract them from the tube with a gentle vertical shake. My understanding is that there are however glass tubes available open at both ends.

I personally use an opague plastic 'ice cube' tube that has a removable cap on either end.... The tubes are the same diam of a cigar tube and are about 2.5 inches long. They are intended to be used to make long ice cubes to slip inside water bottle necks. A great dollar store purchase for a 10 pack...but suggesting them and finding them are different stories.

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glass 'cigar' tubes

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What happens when they go down that long tube and don't want to back out?

I use hands and film cans. A spoon is a lot harder than a hand and less dexterous.

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Thanks for the replies, I like the small gladware idea. A little bit bigger than a film canister so it'll be easier to capture them. Now only if my plant order would arrive that I placed almost 4 weeks ago, then I could move these guys.

Another concern I have is if they stop breeding (Intermedius) since they currently are. Temps are a little higher (70-78) in the new vivs opposed to (68-70) in the old ones.

Mike, is the temp difference a function of lighting placement? and could that be adjusted?

They often need a little settle-in time anyways...

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I just use an 8oz drinking glass (I think mine are "old fashioned" glasses). I rinse them out and leave them wet, then shoo the frogs into them, since they are wet, the frogs slide easily out when I shake them a little bit.
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