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Old 08-23-2010, 09:06 PM
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I was able to pick up 0.0.2 D. tinctorius 'Patricia' from a local hobbyist. This is my 2nd set of frogs and (thanks to another generous hobbyist) was able to get them all set up. This cube tank is temporary. I pretty much just took a bunch of cuttings and put them in there. The frogs are around 8 months old.

Although I don't mind my lamasi playing hide and seek all day it'll be nice to have some frogs that are out and about more often. Hopefully they will help lure my wife into liking them too!

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(my wife took this picture for me while I was at work!)

Hunting the elusive fruit fly


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Too many flies to choose from!


Both seem to be doing well so far. After feeding they went back into the leaf litter. I am going to be keeping a close eye on these guys.

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The lamasi tank seems to be doing well. Roots everywhere and a melting fern. The eyelash begonia seems to be struggling too.



I's not a great picture but, I'm not a great photographer!
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This is were I (try to) keep everything. Supplies on bottom, frogs/plants in middle, flies & more supplies on top. 30H on right, 10gal vert, temp cube, and plants everywhere.

I am wondering if just one 4ft fixture will provide enough lighting? I try and supplement with some CF spiral clamp lamps but, I always end up having heat issues. Please excuse the mess! It's a work in progress.



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Old 08-23-2010, 09:13 PM
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looks good man and glad the cube could be put to good use. I hope the give your wife the bug!!!
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Nice tank/frogs.

What kind of cube is that? Where can i find some?

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Its a cube made from a display cube for like an autographed basketball. The lid has a 2" hole with mesh over it for a vent. I can make you just like the one he has of mine for $40 plus shipping.
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Thanks! Beats me, came to me by the way of a friend. I think they got it from Bill Schwinn at Under the Canopy.
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I have the same cube from Under the Canopy Farms.

They're not big enough to house froglets, much less frogs. I lost one of me two froglets in it.
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Yay! They are beauties
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I would say that they are plenty big enough to house froglets or frogs. I wouldn't house a larger frog permanently in an enclosure this small at all (or any frog for that matter). It works very well as a QT/temp housing enclosure. I am at work and can't measure the tank but, it looks to be just a 12in cube.

This is much larger than some of the 'standard' 190oz deli containers that are used for qt/temp housing. Even if you only count half of the space (~7.5 gallon tank so, 3.75 gallons) it is still over 450oz in volume. Over 2 190oz containers. Along with plenty of leaf litter, a coco hut, and plant cuttings I think this will make a very accecptable temporary tank.

I wouldn't directly link you losing a froglet to the enclosure size, there were probably additional factors leading to his/her death.


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I would have to agree with steven. This is a great size for a qt tank. It is a lot bigger than what most people use for a qt. One thing I dont like the way tom and jane set it up is the use spagnum moss and it kills all the plants in there.

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I would say that they are plenty big enough to house froglets or frogs. I wouldn't house a larger frog permanently in an enclosure this small at all (or any frog for that matter). It works very well as a QT/temp housing enclosure. I am at work and can't measure the tank but, it looks to be just a 12in cube.

This is much larger than some of the 'standard' 190oz deli containers that are used for qt/temp housing. Even if you only count half of the space (~7.5 gallon tank so, 3.75 gallons) it is still over 450oz in volume. Over 2 190oz containers. Along with plenty of leaf litter, a coco hut, and plant cuttings I think this will make a very accecptable temporary tank.

I wouldn't directly link you losing a froglet to the enclosure size, there were probably additional factors leading to his/her death.


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How does sphagnum kill plants?
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It just gets too wet and soggy.
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That's weird. Ive never had a problem with it. It's actually one of the better substrates. Id use it more if it didnt look so unnatural.
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ya, none of us here in NC have had luck with it...whats your secret.
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Decided to clean things up a bit.





The fan helps out so much. The bulb temperature went from ~140 F down to ~100 F.

I know that the plants are pretty close to the light, my infrared thermometer says the closest leaf is 78.4. Hope it stays like that!
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Hey what's that cool plant hanging off your cube?
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