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Old 07-28-2014, 01:37 AM
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We picked up a pair of cauchero at the Frog Day auction. They went into their tank on May 26. Yesterday (July 26) we saw this little one for the first time (apologies for the garbage quality cell phone image). There had been a moderate amount of calling but neither eggs nor tadpole transport was ever observed. A couple of questions - first, isn't this awfully quickly to be seeing a froglet? More importantly, is it recommended to pull these guys or leave them in the tank? The tank is a 12x12x18 exo terra, has a clay substrate with 1-1/2" of leaf litter, and was seeded with springtails and dwarf grey and purple isopods ~5 weeks prior to the adults being placed in the tank. I added more springtails yesterday as well. I wasn't expecting froglets so soon (or at all to be honest) and don't have a grow out tank set up regardless, I'm just looking for advice as to whether I need one ASAP or to just keep loading the main tank with springtails.

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leaving it in there with the parents wont hurt it any. With an established microfauna it is more likely beneficial to leave it alone. Not sure what your spring supply is like in cultures, but pum babies are pigs.. and will eat you out of house and home lol. Beef up your cultures! and I would probably add springs to the viv every few days just to be sure.
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I love surprises, I also would leave him, personally I wait at least a couple months. To ensure there's plenty of available food I like to put a piece of cardboard in my cultures and use that to sprinkle springs in whatever area he's hanging out in. I like to feed froglets that way daily for the first few weeks
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Thanks for the replies and advice.

Am I incorrect in thinking this was fast though? 63 days for eggs to be laid, hatch, then develop and emerge seems must faster than what other species are listed at.
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From what I've heard that sounds like a pretty reasonable amount of time for pumilios, taking about 40-50 days post hatch from the egg. Another reason I want to get some pums... congrats!
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Ah, thank you. I'm used to a longer time for my thumbnails, and the pumilio caresheet sticky didn't have any discussion of egg/tadpole timing and I wasn't sure if there was a locale difference. Looks like they wasted no time regardless
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There isn't anything surprising here. 2 adult Couchero give baby Couchero. If it turns out to be a sylvatica, then i'd be totally surprised.



EDIT" I just found 2 froglets with stub tails in 2 canisters of a particular tank I know 57 days ago it had fresh eggs. Assuming they are from those eggs, and allowing 10 days to hatch, 47 days. They weren't Couchero but they were pumilio.
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