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Old 03-22-2009, 01:16 PM
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I hardly ever see these guys.


Sorry for the fuzzy close up. But you get the idea of the really cool pattern on this one


I went to try and get a better pic and it disappeared for probably another two weeks
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:09 PM
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Beautiful frogs, It's a shame you don't get to see them more.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:12 PM
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Are colons in general shy frogs?
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Nice picture!
It`s not easy getting a decent shot of those guy`s.

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Old 03-22-2009, 02:53 PM
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they are awesome one of my favs for sure but ill wait till next year when the price drops about 50%.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:12 PM
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How strange. When I did my behavioral studies on them, I found them to be one of the boldest frogs around!
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I hardly ever see these guys.
You have a lot more experience than I do, but I like to think outside the box a little. Have you measured the min/max temp/humidity all over your tank in a 24 hour period? As you know amphibians seek out the best environment for their bodies. Maybe they are just shy frogs, but maybe they are not liking their environment and hide because it is too dry, too cold or too warm out in the open. Try adjusting the temp or humidity a little and see if that changes their shyness. Just a thought.
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I'll echo what JP said. Mine are very bold. The male sits at the entrance to the door and stares at me while I dump FFs in to feed them as if to say, "Can't you do that any faster!"
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I have a couple groups of these guys and always see at least one in every tank they are in, I do however have a group that i rarely see the female, maybe three times a month.
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here are my 2 girls:





She is always at the front of the tank waiting for flies, quite a little pig.

Mine are pretty much always out. Hope yours get more bold.

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Hmmmmmmm...................I guess I'm going to have to try changing things up in my tank a little bit. I have a data logger in the tank now but I'm pretty sure the temp and humidty are fine.

I like your girls Rob
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nice frogs!! love the brom in there!!
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love the brom in there!!

YEP, that's one of my favorites - Neo Seeing Red. Nice wide leaves and lots of water pockets.
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Well, the tank parameters look pretty good. Temps are high 60's at night to low to mid 70's during the day. Humidity is right around 90%.

I was wondering if maybe they like it even more humid. Do you guys have your colon tanks sealed off so that the humdity gets close to 100%? I have a little vent in the top above the front glass and a small 1" computer on the back wall of the tank to circulate some air just a little bit.
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Things are getting better.............TWO at once


although, now that they're out they look a little pissed that I'm bothering them
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Gary,
i have mine in 40 gal custom acrylic tanks with ventalation on the top and bottom of the tank, (cut holes covered in steel mesh) still have the humidity around 80%. All of my trio's are housed like that, i also have a pair in a 30gal also with vents at top and bottom. Hope that helps, I just pulled 3 froglets from a tank yesterday.
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Thanks Charles.

Sounds like you've got quite a few. How many pairs/trios do you have set up? Where did you get yours from? I may be interested in some of those froglets

I thought my tank parameters were good so I tried dimming down the lights. I have 6500K bulbs over the tank for the broms. I took a piece of that weed cloth material and placed it on the top glass. It gives the tank a little bit of shade. I did it on another tank as well where the frogs aren't out much and I'm already seeing more of the frogs in both tanks. We'll see how it goes over the next few days.
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Well, the tank parameters look pretty good. Temps are high 60's at night to low to mid 70's during the day.
Like I said before, I don't have much experience with pumillo, but it is my understanding that they like higher temps. This was from the care sheet.

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Those of you who have colons that are NOT shy, what are your high and low temps? It could be just the frogs, or it could be other things like what you are experimenting with. I am just thinking out loud and I am sure your husbandry is quite good, but maybe just a tweak could make all the difference in viewing your frogs.
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My daytime temps are a bit higher, almost the low 80's with nighttime dips to the mid 60's. I also have froglets for sale ( blantant plug ).

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Mine are also a bit warmer, I wanna say low 80s as well.
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Mine are also a bit warmer, I wanna say low 80s as well.
Well, my frog room is seprate from the main house so the room temp is high 60's, maybe low 70's on a nice day outside. I'll be curious if/when the summer gets here and the temps in that room get to be mid to high 70's if it makes a difference.

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What data logger do you use? I was looking at getting one.
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What data logger do you use? I was looking at getting one.
I LOVE this one - EL-USB-2 Humidity, Temperature and Dew Point USB Data Logger

There was a good post on these maybe a month or two ago. If you do a search on data loggers you should find it.
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