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Old 03-03-2006, 07:13 PM
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Default 4 month old Santa Isabel tricolor calling

I heard this little dude calling early last Sunday morning but couldn't figure out who is was in the rush to get out of the house. As luck would have it (or maybe not) I had to take today off because my dog ate 6 feet of rope and had to be rushed to the vet....fortunately what goes down sometimes comes up... :wink:

So I'm down in the frog room, the adult SIs and the highland viv are banging out some major calling and this little fellow decides to answer in kind. He's a bit shy still so I got a good pic of him warming up but had to shoot the full call through the vegetation. Good full throttle call as well. He fooled me last Sunday because I thought it was one of the adult SIs calling then realized it was coming from the wrong viv for them.

Since he came out of the water on 10-27-05 he's just a little over 4 months old now. Hopefully I can start getting these guys sexed now...it's been a bit daunting trying to sex them by eye.

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Old 03-03-2006, 07:16 PM
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Nice! I love Tricolors. They are some off the most bold, loud and piggiest (is that a word?) frogs I have ever kept. Very cool.
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You always post the best pictures, I don't know how you do it. I'm slowly falling for tricolors. I can't wait to get some myself!
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Bill,

Would this be the same age as the ones my wife got from you? I have heard a couple weak calls over the last couple weeks but nothing real head turning yet.
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Nate,

I'll have to go back and double check my records but I think that the frogs you received are several weeks older than this one is...having said that I have many other SI frogs of roughly the same age grouping (plus/minus a few weeks) that haven't uttered a peep. So I'm thinking this fellow is an early bloomer plus he has adult frogs calling to imitate (to be honest I don't know whether that makes a difference - I think it does with birds). I likely missed his early 'warbling' anyway with all the racket in the frog room...

<<< keeping my fingers crossed that you got a pair.

Bill

Edit: Nate your frogs are roughly 3 weeks older than this one...having said that, others from their clutch aren't calling either or I haven't heard them.
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okay this may be a stupid question but
why are they called tricolors when all i ever see is 2 colors?
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WOW, cool maybe mine will call soon... ;-)
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okay this may be a stupid question but
why are they called tricolors when all i ever see is 2 colors?
Thats a darn good question. All the morphs I've ever seen all have two colors as well. White/red, blue/red, bronze/green
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The originally discovered morphs--and the early ones to enter the hobby--had flash marks on their legs, so you had a total of three colors (base red, flash mark, striping). Like this: http://natures-web.org/fg/Adult%20Pages ... honyi.html
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