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Old 08-30-2012, 11:00 PM
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Photo thread to update my frogs

My other thread specific to Super Blue Auratus
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here are some blue truncs to get started






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Beautiful!!! i love blue truncs. Are they shy?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:32 PM
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The tank is densely planted and has a pond along the front and I can see them anytime I look into the tank. They are not skittish and they will stay out in the open even when I open the tank lid. Similar to most auratus... not bold like a tinc, but I wouldn't call them shy.
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I have 2.1 yellow truncatus






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Great shots! Love the one of the little guy calling.
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I see frogs... but where's the rack? Come on out with it!
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:00 PM
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El Cope auratus




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very cool pics and great looking frogs
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more el cope auratus

my big fat calling male


female


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Old 09-20-2012, 01:15 AM
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Here are my Turquoise and bronze auratus from the 2004 panamanian importation. My adults are F1 and I am producing a good number of F2 froglets






I have even had a few froglets that appear to be melanistic!


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More Panama 04 turquoise and bronze.

The trio


Female #1


Female #2


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Old 11-11-2012, 01:19 PM
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A nice shot of a super blue auratus female (melanistic)
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:44 PM
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Some shots of a group of 6 adult capira auratus I recently acquired.



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Old 11-25-2012, 08:18 PM
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Blue trunc


Super blue
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More Panama 04 turquoise and bronze.


Female #2

Could you tell me the name of the vine in this photo?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:47 PM
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It is known as ficus sp. 'panama' and I have also seen it called ficus 'lance leaf.'

It is slow to get established and then grows slower than the common ficus pumilia.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:24 PM
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Here is a pic of a male Green&White auratus F1 from sndf
He is still young, so the cream color should continue to lighten over time.


Here are some F2 froglets.


Locality data is unknown. They are definitely Panamanian and were probably picked out of a large import based on phenotype. They certainly seem similar to, but not the same as, the camo auratus that have been in the hobby for a while. The camo auratus stay more brown than cream. My educated guess is that these come from an area near capira and are part of a variable population. my F2 froglets show some variablity.
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Gorgeous frogs, I love the green and whites.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:53 PM
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Today was a snow day, so i got to stay home, play with my kids, and spend some extra time in the frogroom.

here is another shot of a super blue auratus i posted earlier


from the top


and a different super blue


here are my two female Panama 04 Turquoise/bronze auratus wrestling. They get feisty every time one of them is ready to lay eggs, but otherwise they get along and are both healthy.


I recently bought two different groups of New River Tinc froglets so that in the future I can have an unrelated pair or two.


And here is a young female green and white auratus. Her colors are not as spectacular as the males, but she is still young and I'm sure there is a lot of variability in this morph.


Blue Truncatus hunting flies


I guess I have a thing for blue frogs...
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:18 PM
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really nice auratus man!! I had them for a lot of years and two years ago I changed a bit more to tincs, but i am kind of missing them, they where really active and strong frogs..watching your green and white makes me want to come back to the auratus side

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I dig the truncatus, good looking frogs. The second super blue has a really cool pattern, I like it a lot. Also, where did the new rivers come from? I am in need of a female.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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I bought the new rivers from two dendrboard members who had ads for them in the classifieds during November. If you can wait that long, I'll let you now in a year if. Have a extra female from this group of 9.
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More Panama 04 turquoise and bronze.

The trio


Female #1


Female #2


Froglets
Whats that lush climber in the 1st 2 pix
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It is known as ficus sp. 'panama' and I have also seen it called ficus 'lance leaf.'

It is slow to get established and then grows slower than the common ficus pumilia.
Ficus 'panama'
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...I'll let you now in a year...
Nope, I am not that patient
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This is a 10 month old green and white auratus that has an amazing blue and brown swirl pattern on a tan/gray background. It will probably take a few years for the background color to lighten up to white, but this is such a cool frog!
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A nice D. Auratus 'capira.'
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Some of my tanks.



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great looking frogs...and I notice that you have them on the substrate that you are selling...wonderful, versatile stuff...
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Here is my froglet-rack.

I researched quite a few shelving and container options to find two affordable options that fit together while maximizing space. I came up with..
http://www.homedepot.com/Storage-Org...1#.UPcu77-9Kc0
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http://www.containerstore.com/shop/s...026213&N=71235

I used exoterra 18" light fixtures because I had them laying around, but I think DIY gutter fixtures and CFLs would work great.


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A few of the 46 quart watertight totes from the container store.

These are fruitfly proof because they come with a foam gasket!

They are about 12 gallons in volume, but the floor space is about 280 square inches. A standard 10 gallon glass tank has a footprint of 200 square inches. I usually raise 10 froglets up to as much as 10 months old in these containers.








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I use substrate foam and ABG mix in the bottom. There is no drainage and no misters. I hand mist and am careful not to soak the substrate.




For ventilation I use a 1 inch hole saw, the halves of a stainless mesh tea ball, and gorilla glue, the white kind not the yellow (for aesthetics).




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The second pic on the first page the vine would you happen to know the name? Love the blue truncs!!!!
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The second pic on the first page the vine would you happen to know the name? Love the blue truncs!!!!
Epiprenum Cebu blue. PM me if you want to buy some cuttings.

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So what do you have growing out in those totes?
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Right now I have el cope, super blue, panama turquoise, and green/white auratus growing out. Along with new river Tinc's and some banded leucs.
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Hey frograck looks as though I may not be getting any auratus anytime soon. As soon as the weather clear up im thinking I want a 20lot of those auratus. Nice looking setups by the way
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Interesting setup. With the opaque plastic containers, I’m assuming that you can’t see the frogs and the frogs can’t see you. Have you noticed any behavioral changes with this isolated environment for the frogs? Have they become increasingly timid when you feed or otherwise have to access their environment?

The setup is not right for me, but I’m curious of any effects this may on behavior, positive or negative.

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Those containers are only for froglet grow-outs. All my adults are in glass tanks right now.

When I pull the plastic containers off the shelf, open them up, and drop flies in, the froglets come right out to eat. I don't think the setup is making them shy or timid. If anything, they feel secure which lends itself to boldness.
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Back to your substrate material...how can you use it to "carve" or manipulate it for a base with the soil like ABG above it..and can you just plant things on the soil and not worry about the plant roots rotting or something? If you wanted to have a sort of water feature, how would you use that substrate foam?? Love the frogs, ....
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