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Old 02-21-2013, 06:33 AM
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Just got some of these in, I should be getting another group in about two weeks so I'm excited!



Attempting to breed them should be interesting. Really neat little guys, already feeding on crickets!
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Very cool. They have the funniest sounding call. Almost like a little kitten crying or something. If you don't mind, where are you purchasing them from. PM me if you do not want to say on the thread.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 AM
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Very cute little guys! Are they as fossorial as captives as they are in nature?
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The noises from these little guys are no different then my dog's chew toys lol. It's a cute little guy and i'm interested to see how folks do with them long term in regards to their burrowing nature.
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People have already kept them long term. You set up like a spade foot toad, just a little more moist and with leaf litter.

There are many burrowing frogs/toads we already keep in captivity without problems. I personally keep Sonoran Desert Toads (Ollotis alvaria). I have also kept spade foot and green toads, all three without problems.


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The noises from these little guys are no different then my dog's chew toys lol. It's a cute little guy and i'm interested to see how folks do with them long term in regards to their burrowing nature.
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can you please elaborate on how to set up a viv for frogs that breed while buried, and the eggs are washed to moist vernal pools where they develop as tads?? The Leptopelis Uluguruensis breeding is why I'm asking, and if you think the conditions are that similiar, that is how I will set up a tank...it is a mystery...
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That is one cute frog! About how big do these little guys get?
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Just saw a video on this one great pickup
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Wait don't these skip the tadpole stage and hatch as froglets?
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Sort of, a non-eating tadpole that develops in the hole...and emerges as a froglet.


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can you please elaborate on how to set up a viv for frogs that breed while buried, and the eggs are washed to moist vernal pools where they develop as tads?? The Leptopelis Uluguruensis breeding is why I'm asking, and if you think the conditions are that similiar, that is how I will set up a tank...it is a mystery...
Unlike most Breviceps, mossambicus are native to relativity moist habitats, due to this they are out almost every night. A deep layer of soil consisting of 1 part mulched leaves and 2 parts screened, baked, slightly moistened top soil. Plants would include various types of crabgrass and tall deep-rooted grasses, as females prefer to make their egg chambers under the root structures of grass for extra protection. To induce breeding from October to February mist heavily as this is the wet season and also the breeding season. By the way Blue, CAN'T WAIT for my pair!
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Edit#2: The picture is of an adult.

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Very cool.... Good luck with them guys. Please post pics of the setups.
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I currently have them in some ABG and live oak leaves. I'm sure I'll post more pics of these guys soon.
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subscribed. I was telling eyeviper a few days ago I wanted some. Put me on the list for some babies!
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I hope I can get them to breed!!!


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please let us know if you are successful in breeding these, as I would love a pair! or if you could guide me in the right direction of purchasing some?
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please let us know if you are successful in breeding these, as I would love a pair! or if you could guide me in the right direction of purchasing some?
The OP! As far as I know, Blue_Pumilio is one of two people who has imports. Him and First Choice Reptiles.
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Did FCR have these?


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Did FCR have these?
I saw them there and wanted some but they were out of stock. I think I would rather have B. adspersus though.

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I saw them there and wanted some but they were out of stock. I think I would rather have B. adspersus though.

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That's what I saw too. After a little bit of research it seems these are more uncommon than I thought, Justin is the only person online that has the at the moment.

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Yeah, but mine are all sold out until the next shipment n a few weeks. Until then I'll just enjoy the ones on my desk.


[QUOTE=Dendroguy;819532]That's what I saw too. After a little bit of research it seems these are more uncommon than I thought, Justin is the only person online that has the at the moment.

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Yeah, but mine are all sold out until the next shipment n a few weeks. Until then I'll just enjoy the ones on my desk.


[QUOTE=Dendroguy;819532]That's what I saw too. After a little bit of research it seems these are more uncommon than I thought, Justin is the only person online that has the at the moment.

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BTW, do you know the exact import date? Also do you have any pics showing the size difference between males and females?

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The import date on the next batch? You never know til it lands.

I'll take some pics later, females are about twice as large.


BTW, do you know the exact import date? Also do you have any pics showing the size difference between males and females?

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Interested in buying a pair! Could you PM me when you have some available?
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omg that is so cute! I have to find a clip of it calling to hear what you guys are talking about
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So these are coming in again. Did anyone have any luck w these ones?
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I have to say, what a cute little guy.
Love his call.
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i got a small froup 3 males 3 females no luck at all. will def not try these cute lil frogs agian
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Tell us a bit more.
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Count me in as curious.

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I ended up getting a few of these from a seller...were sold as pairs but it became clear that we really could not sex these things. I scoured the available literature and it seems fairly inconclusive. I suspect the imports consist of mostly females since most of the frogs are close to the upper size range listed.

Mine have dissapeared underground despite low barometric pressure and heavy rain here. They seem content enough-sometimes they will be up against the sides and they can be observed in the burrow chamber sitting there smugly.

Someone should really try to assemble a large group for breeding success-but I do not have the funds to do so.
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