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Old 10-19-2015, 08:13 PM
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Hi! I want to show an experience that I have, some days ago I got a froglet of D. auratus "Panam" that had 25 days of getting out of the water but it was very skinny. So I put it into a container and give some springtails (In Mexico we call them "Colembolos") and some larvae of melanogaster, so after a week my froglet began to gain weight.

I attach some photos so you can see how it come to me, the mini-vivarium that I made for it and how is my D. auratus "Panama" now.
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Way to go, Radagast! That little guy was in bad shape when you got him. You saved his life. Now that he is nice and fat, are you going to move him back to flies so he can get whatever vitamin supplement you are using? Tough to dust springtails with calcium!

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hey.....sorry, the markings do not even come close in the two pics....what up??? I know markings can change, but com'on...
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hey.....sorry, the markings do not even come close in the two pics....what up??? I know markings can change, but com'on...
I don't think they look that different. You ever see what happens to people's stomach tattoos when they get all fat?
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Haha true^.
Looks like the same frog. My imitator bandeds, markings do that.


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It's the same frog Judy S, I have no reason to lie in this forum. I just want to share the advances that this little guy. Have a nice night !
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Way to go, Radagast! That little guy was in bad shape when you got him. You saved his life. Now that he is nice and fat, are you going to move him back to flies so he can get whatever vitamin supplement you are using? Tough to dust springtails with calcium!

Mark
I don't know for how much time do I need to keep my froglet into this "mini-vivarium". ¿What do you think Mark?

Also, another doubt, how can I add calcium to the springtails?

In a another post I will attach photos of my springtail culture and the vivarium that I originally build for the Auratus when it grows.

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He looks recovered to me, so maybe you can introduce him to his permanent home. I don't think you can dust springtails, which is why I was asking when you are going to get him on fruit flies, which you can dust. He needs to be getting vitamin supplementation and it looks to me like he is fat enough to start moving toward fruit flies rather than spring tails. Just my opinion, though. Someone else might have a different opinion.

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This is the vivarium that I constructed for my Auratus Panama, do you think that it is correct to pass him from the "mini-vivarium" to the real one?
I attach the photo so you can see the size of my auratus, the size of my "mini-vivarium" and the size of the real vivarium.


Also I want to put a photo of my sprintail culture.

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Springtails are not the easiest feeder to use supplements on. The powder tends to desicate and dry them out quickly and kill them. If you have plenty, and the froglets eat them fast enough though, theres no reason not to. I dust them occasionally.

With smaller froglets, although I never use 32oz fruit fly cups, i do keep them in smaller grow out tupperware untill they put some size on, usually at least a few weeks to a couple months.
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Springtails are not the easiest feeder to use supplements on. The powder tends to desicate and dry them out quickly and kill them. If you have plenty, and the froglets eat them fast enough though, theres no reason not to. I dust them occasionally.

With smaller froglets, although I never use 32oz fruit fly cups, i do keep them in smaller grow out tupperware untill they put some size on, usually at least a few weeks to a couple months.

Thanks, I start to feed my froglet with dusted melonagaster and giving springtails every two days and melonagaster dusted daily.


So I will keep my froglet into a tupper, and I will wait 3 months to put him in my vivarium. Thanks to everybody.
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