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Old 01-19-2013, 02:52 AM
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Sold to me as M. laevigata, which they do not appear to be. Looks like M. nigricans to me. Looking for an informed second opinion.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:55 AM
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Impossible to ID without better pics, including belly pics. However, they are not M. laevigata.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:58 AM
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Definitely not laevigata.They do look like nigricans to me.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:05 AM
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I'll get better pics tomorrow. Haven't check out their bellies yet but from what I'm seeing in pics nigrican's is by far the closest thing they resemble.

What is the best way to get a pic of the belly handling wise?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:06 AM
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Take a pic through the bottom of a deli. They do look like M. nigricans.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:58 PM
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And here is the belly shot
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:23 AM
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Nigricans.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:38 AM
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Nigricans.
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Nigricans.
Any comments/color on nigricans that is not found on the amphibian care mantella page?
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Nigerians, not even a question.
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Nigerians, not even a question.
I disagree, they look like M. nigricans to me
Autocorrect mess that up?
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I disagree, they look like M. nigricans to me
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Haha, damn you auto correct. Madagascar. Not Nigeria.

Nigricans...
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There is a morph of nigricans that looks like pulchra but this is clearly the standard morph of nigricans that we normally see in the hobby.
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A few more pics. They have been loading up on hydei and pin heads. They eat melanogaster but don't get nearly as excited about them as the hydei.
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Chasing hydei that crawled up the glass
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There is a morph of nigricans that looks like pulchra but this is clearly the standard morph of nigricans that we normally see in the hobby.
Just got three more of these in the mail - one of them lacks green on the head like the other nigricans morph you mention. I'll post some pics tonight.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:47 PM
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Is there a care sheet for these.. I think they are awesome
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Just got three more of these in the mail - one of them lacks green on the head like the other nigricans morph you mention. I'll post some pics tonight.
Poking around the web I found a pic of a juvie that had no green on the head. The juvie was not described as the alternate color form. My no green one is on the small side so it may just be the regular morph but not big enough to have the green dorsum yet.
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Its looking like I got 2 nigricans and 1 pulchra. Quality does! If anyone in Northern California needs another pulchra please let me know.
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Looks like Mantella pulchra, does it have red/orange flash marks on it's back legs?
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EDIT: Yes it absolutely has red flash marks. They just don't show up in the pics as its legs aren't stretched out.
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If I were you, I'd hang on to the pulchra. Not that many people are breeding them, and their status in the wild isn't as good as nigricans is.
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did you get these from S&S exotics? I saw them advertising them on KS and had them labeled incorrectly. Thought about running up and getting some too but then i remembered it was S&S. lol

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did you get these from S&S exotics? I saw them advertising them on KS and had them labeled incorrectly. Thought about running up and getting some too but then i remembered it was S&S. lol

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Yup, and wishing I hadn't. The first three are doing really well; not so much the ones from S&S.
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I don't know if I would blame S&S though....more so the original importers/exporters. I've gotten stuff from them and I'm more then happy.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:28 AM
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I don't know if I would blame S&S though....more so the original importers/exporters. I've gotten stuff from them and I'm more then happy.
Fair enough...and to be sure I made zero inquiries as to the health of the animals when I ordered.
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