Moving Vivariums across state.... Help/Tips? - Dendroboard

Go Back   Dendroboard > Dart Frogs > General Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Advertise

Support Our Sponsors
No Threads to Display.


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2018, 07:16 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: north richland hills ,Texas
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Moving Vivariums across state.... Help/Tips?

So im moving at the end of summer to Lubbock from Ft Worth, its about a 5 hour drive. Im taking my pair of Azureus housed in a 20 gallon long, the vivarium weights about 60lbs. How should i go about moving/transporting the frogs and vivarium?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 98
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Moving Vivariums across state.... Help/Tips?

I moved a 10 gallon on a 5 hour drive in August. I just made sure to thoroughly tape all doors/holes/etc, and wrapped it in some blankets and threw it in the trunk. Since it'll be warm you won't have to worry about temperature really.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2018, 08:20 PM
Encyclia's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,898
Thanks: 118
Thanked 208 Times in 194 Posts
Default Re: Moving Vivariums across state.... Help/Tips?

I think if I was to do this, I would separate the frogs and keep them in the car passenger cabin so you can monitor the temperatures they are exposed to. If you stop for lunch or get out of the car to do other things, you can bring them with you. Also, keep them out of direct sunlight at all costs. The tank might be OK in the trunk, depending on outside temps and exposure to sun, but I would really worry about them potentially overheating inside the tank and in the trunk for a trip that long.

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2018, 01:08 AM
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 333
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default Re: Moving Vivariums across state.... Help/Tips?

I'd highly suggest removing the frogs, just in case something in the viv shifts around in transit. Get a deli cup or similar, poke a few holes in the lid, put some damp sphagnum in the bottom, add the frogs, and put them in the car cupholder. Opaque sides on the cup are best but not required. If you get out of the car for longer than 10 minutes, take the cup inside with you. NEVER put the cup in direct sunlight. If you get out of the car at all, put the cup down below the dashboard, in the shade, but don't forget it's down there! You could also put them in a little critter keeper, you just need something that can contain the humidity well without being airtight.

For the tank, tape the doors and lid shut, wrap a couple towels around it, and stick it in the trunk. Water well beforehand and the plants should be fine as long as they aren't left in the car without air conditioning for hours on end. Again, no direct sunlight. If sunlight is unavoidable, put lots of towels over the viv and stick a few ice cubes inside the viv to cool things down slightly.
Reply With Quote

moving, transportation

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vivariums in Classroom SciGuy Beginner Discussion 7 03-19-2009 01:14 PM
my vivariums and frogs that I had. desaza Member's Frogs & Vivariums 32 03-02-2009 11:51 AM
Vivariums for Customers Mywebbedtoes General Discussion 9 11-27-2007 07:07 PM
Texans and others come to action for your fellow herpers thekidgecko The Lounge 5 03-19-2007 08:41 PM
Temperate Vivariums, Donations? unbrokenchain42 General Discussion 0 12-23-2004 07:28 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.