06-21-2020, 05:53 PM
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Re: Frogs dyeing
Originally Posted by Socratic Monologue
answer all these questions as best you can (cut and paste)
1. What species ? How long have you had the frog(s) and where did you acquire them ?
2. What are your Temperatures -Day and Night - Highs and lows ? Are the enclosure lights too hot ?
3. What is the Humidity like ? - Percentage or guesstimate. What type of Water are you using ? Describe your tank/enclosure and it's lid or top.
4. What kind of food are you providing, how much and are you dusting it ? What superfine powdered supplements are you using and are they fresh ?
5. Any other animals in the enclosure currently or recently ? Tankmates / other frogs ?
6. Any type of behaviour you would consider 'odd' ?
7. Have you handled or touched the frogs recently ? Any cleansers, paint, perfumes, bug sprays ect near the tank ?
8. Can you take pictures of EVERYTHING ? The frogs, the enclosure ? Take numerous pics of everything
I like how this is used here, a good added item would be, in the case of more than one animal dying, a notation of the time lapse between subjects expiring, and especially if the frame is tight, or appears simultaneous.
Animals crashing and dying very close together can cue to non-pathogenic mechanical cause of death. A fortifying tie-in to mechanical cause is sudden death that is asymptomatic, but that can be very subjective in its dependency on whos looking.
But sudden, simultaneous death of numerous subjects can hint strongly to mechanical manner of death.
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