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Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 12:47 AM

In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
I'd like this thread to be a place where we can link to videos and pictures of Dendrobatids in their natural habitat.

The more we study the environments to which our frogs are adapted, and their behaviors in those environments, the more able we are to provide those conditions in captivity.

Please feel free to contribute! Let's limit this to video and pictures of dart frogs in wild habitat only. If you can, please write a bit about the video or picture, and point out interesting features of the habitats shown.

I'll start things off with a couple posts following this one to illustrate what I had in mind.

Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 12:47 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
This video’s title claims this to be Ranitomeya cf. flavovittata, but it clearly isn’t that (at least until 1:53; that frog looks more like flavovittata to me, but I’m not a good judge). The description says R. amazonica, which may be true.

I notice that the frogs are never filmed on the ground.


Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 12:48 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Neat older video of Dendrobates leucomelas in Venezuela. I’d like to see frogs in the grassland that is shown at 2:15; I’ve read that leucs can be found in that environment, but I haven’t seen pictures of it.

The imbedded video doesn't seem to be playing. Try this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_5uRliagY

Lucano 11-30-2019 10:29 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Dendrobates auratus (Pena Blanca?) in situ, precise location unknown. I love the forest floor in this video, really shows how much leaf litter there is.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWLYa5yl...d=sbpq9zh4dtsw

I'd have a bunch of in situ photos of darts but they're pretty much all close ups, they don't show very well the surroundings, so to not end off topic won't link them.

Ps: Fantastic idea Socratic.

Edit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0oiC7kj...=1sw1qmvl5pxwf

Wanted to include this pic here of oophaga pumilio, located in Bocas del Toro.

hydrophyte 11-30-2019 01:43 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
This is a little off-topic, but if you want to see some of the best habitat videos including a lot of detail on the flora, you have to check out Crime Pays but Botany Doesn't...

https://www.youtube.com/user/westoaklandturdunit

He hasn't gone to any dendrobatid habitats yet, but will probably get there at some point. He's currently in Chile.

Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 03:49 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucano (Post 3078180)
I'd have a bunch of in situ photos of darts but they're pretty much all close ups, they don't show very well the surroundings, so to not end off topic won't link them.

I think there are things to be learned from looking only at wild frogs, too -- coloration, body conformation (weight, especially)... If you think there are relevant aspects to the photos, please do link them here and point out what you find interesting or think we might learn from them.

Tijl 11-30-2019 04:15 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
I will post some video's when I find the time. For now I leave you with these beauties ;) :

https://i.ibb.co/QrHGWbG/75204405-10...31152384-o.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/QHc6m4h/72642019-23...94795008-n.jpg

Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 04:18 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
That bottom frog is obese. Nature shouldn't be feeding so much. ;)

Do you know the species/locale on these, Tijl? I don't recognize these frogs at all.

Lucano 11-30-2019 04:50 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Socratic Monologue (Post 3078204)
I think there are things to be learned from looking only at wild frogs, too -- coloration, body conformation (weight, especially)... If you think there are relevant aspects to the photos, please do link them here and point out what you find interesting or think we might learn from them.

Will do!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzMAlUTH...id=gh68vixf872
I find the colors on this one amazing, especially that white collar and upper arm. Since you mentioned it, I don't think I've seen photos of wild skinny darts. Pretty much all wild darts I saw were very chubby!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3gNJnn...d=suwkjjwam9vu
Even though this is not a conventional dart I find the color of those legs incredible.

Tilj that frog on the bottom photo looks almost fake. I wouldn't want to mess with that if I was looking for a meal in the forest.

Tijl 11-30-2019 05:21 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
In the above post :

1st pic : Sylvatica in Colombia
2nd : unknown, Ecudaor


Got some more nice pictures :

Colombian sylvatica (similiar to the one in the previous post)
https://i.ibb.co/cwqZfWr/76954911-10...06361088-o.jpg
Colombian Sylvatica :
https://i.ibb.co/FVYcCS0/74627098-10...65862144-o.jpg
Look at the silver Hitstrionica ;)
https://i.ibb.co/kxYVfF3/71500048-95...23925504-n.jpg
mafiawy

All the pictures are not mine, but got shared by other frog enthousiasts. I just wanted to share them since you don't see these every day ;)

Socratic Monologue 11-30-2019 06:18 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Just so the search feature finds these: first photo is Ranitomeya fantastica, second is Silverstoneia nubicola.


Kmc 12-06-2019 01:26 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
I enjoyed this thread. For me, seeing the frogs foraging up the vertical stands, and the readiness to utilize open spaces was a good thing.

Vertical Stands strategy is a nice way to enlarge locomotive style, scope. Perhaps with the occasional application of a feeding station for encouragement, and some mindfulness to segway feature and plant 'net' to diminish risk in its encounter, being a constant in a closed system. For instance, a Vertical Stand trunk feature would be incompatible with lava rock or other severe hardscape being a dominant motif.

I like in situ vids and images, to scan spatial realities, cover, open areas, in a representational (albeit limited sample) kind of blue print, and try to distill it to approach realistic scale. More so than duplicate actual plant species.

Perhaps naturalistic can also mean the Enabling of as many locomotive actions and repose positions as possible, making the most out of the space we have to work with.

I hope more is posted!

Lucano 12-06-2019 09:00 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIDGDmF...d=5ui4busrv76y

Oophaga pumilio 'blue jeans' in situ in Alajuela, Costa Rica. This is one of my absolute favorites darts. So iconic.
Again, I love the forest floor in the video, I wonder what flora there is, especially what trees produce those leaves.

Nb: other than the photo there a video attached.

Socratic Monologue 12-07-2019 03:12 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
OK, this one is a little different. Dav Kaufman (like Steve Irwin, with less bravado and more science) in Madre Selva Reserve, Peru. The best dart frogs are from Peru. :)


Great and varied habitat shots throughout, though I notice that the Dendrobatids seem to be shown in the drier areas only. Love the buttress roots at about 3:00 - 3:15. Only a couple darts in this one (Ranitomeya uakari, Allobates femoralis), but lots of other frog genera including Rhinella, Osteocephalus, Dendropsophus, Hypsiboas, Cruziohyla, and Sphaenorhynchus.

Lucano 12-07-2019 08:39 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
A very, very well made video. Beautiful shots. I have to agree, those roots at the 3:03 are exactly what I'd like to imitate in a viv. Thank you for sharing.

Kalle 12-08-2019 08:57 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 3078196)
This is a little off-topic, but if you want to see some of the best habitat videos including a lot of detail on the flora, you have to check out Crime Pays but Botany Doesn't...

He hasn't gone to any dendrobatid habitats yet, but will probably get there at some point. He's currently in Chile.

I love Tony! Best botany channel on the tube.

Tijl 12-10-2019 01:10 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Oophaga Histrionica Bullseye in situ Colombian Chocó :

https://i.ibb.co/dMmd9g5/bulls.jpg

Picture is not mine*

Tijl 12-10-2019 04:14 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Oophaga Histrionica "Bahia Solano" (Oophaga Solanensis) in situ Colombia Chocó :

https://i.ibb.co/1dBQy7p/16847-gross.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Rp29qjH/16846-gross.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/cL4MJkH/16852-gross.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/khbnbcd/16853-gross.jpg

I do not own these pictures*

Tijl 12-10-2019 08:53 PM

Oophaga Granulifera in situ Matapalo Costa Rica.

https://i.ibb.co/F7G3L2J/DSC-3684.jpg


More pictures and other in situ and ex situ photos :

http://biotopeprojects.com/biotopes/...otope-matapalo

Tijl 12-11-2019 10:03 AM

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Kmc 12-11-2019 10:02 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
This stuff is priceless.

Tijl 12-12-2019 06:37 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Oophaga Histrionica small "Redhead" collected for research and it's imitator?? Both found in the same area in Colombia.

https://i.ibb.co/q5QBX4m/60825254-10...53348864-n.jpg

Johanovich 12-12-2019 08:02 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tijl (Post 3078784)
Oophaga Histrionica small "Redhead" collected for research and it's imitator?? Both found in the same area in Colombia.

https://i.ibb.co/q5QBX4m/60825254-10...53348864-n.jpg

Likely the bug is toxic or foul tasting as well and those colors are just "universal" warning signs. Cool to see them side by side like this though.

Tijl 12-12-2019 08:46 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johanovich (Post 3078792)
Likely the bug is toxic or foul tasting as well and those colors are just "universal" warning signs. Cool to see them side by side like this though.

Nature is just amazing!
I was kidding about the "imitator" part :D

Lucano 12-15-2019 03:28 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Ranitomeya reticulata in situ in Iquitos

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6F78-oh...d=d95614nzha1a

Tijl 12-19-2019 11:03 PM

Oophaga and habitat in Colombia : https://youtu.be/7wglPV8qDks

Tijl 01-01-2020 07:09 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
We need more people posting photos and clips here in 2020! :)

Ranitomeya vanzolinii in situ
Atallaya - Ucayali


https://i.ibb.co/L5B5Qd2/Ranivanzo.jpg

jskinner097 01-04-2020 02:28 AM

Seeing the frogs in situ is always so inspiring and really makes me want to take a trip down south in the near future. I do find it interesting that most of the frogs don’t seem as “lean” as many make them out to be when arguing against over feeding in captivity. Consolidating this info into one place was a great idea for a thread and can provide tons of insight into the hobby.

Tijl 01-10-2020 02:48 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 

Tijl 01-24-2020 07:54 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
For the Oophaga Pumilio fans (like me:)) :

https://youtu.be/aNJumDxBApA

stevenacres 01-24-2020 02:13 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Here's a shot of a wild ranitomeya ventrimaculata I found in Tambopata area of Peru, 2017. He was living in the top of a chopped bamboo shoot, just hanging out :)

https://i.imgur.com/SxiR9ni.jpg

Tijl 01-30-2020 09:27 PM

Ameerega Trivittata in Suriname.

https://i.ibb.co/XZMdj6Y/80135868.jpg

Tijl 01-30-2020 09:30 PM


Encyclia 01-30-2020 09:40 PM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Still on leaf litter even though he's Ameerega, Tijl ;-)

Tijl is the hero of this thread!

Mark

Tijl 01-31-2020 08:29 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Encyclia (Post 3081936)
Still on leaf litter even though he's Ameerega, Tijl ;-)

Tijl is the hero of this thread!

Mark

Haha, I like keeping this topic alive. :D These photo's and video's provide so much information!!

I think 90% of the dart frogs live in leaf litter ;) Those who don't, live in and around trees. Mayebe there is some running water a few meters away for these, they need streams for depositing tadpoles.

Tijl 02-02-2020 08:45 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Phyllobates Vittatus in Costa Rica :

https://youtu.be/oT23P52Unls

Gemma 02-06-2020 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenacres (Post 3081304)
Here's a shot of a wild ranitomeya ventrimaculata I found in Tambopata area of Peru, 2017. He was living in the top of a chopped bamboo shoot, just hanging out <img src="http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

https://i.imgur.com/SxiR9ni.jpg

Gorgeous, great shot

Tijl 02-07-2020 07:39 PM

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Tijl 02-09-2020 01:43 PM

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Tijl 02-11-2020 09:33 AM

Re: In situ/in the wild videos and photos thread!
 
Oophaga Sylvativa @ Rio Canandé, Ecuador.
Both colormorphs living side by side :

https://i.ibb.co/ZLQv9Cs/D-f-SF0-JU4-AAo3xi.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/gg1s4zp/D-f-SJGe-UYAAWHMc.jpg

Photo's are owned and taken by Andrius Pašukonis.


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