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Old 02-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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right I would like to add a bit more cork bark to my vivarium
want to stick it to the side glass
will the silicone sealer fumes harm the frogs as I got nothing to put the frogs in
or is there another was to stick the bark to the glass
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I would not put frogs anywhere near uncured silicone (or uncured anything that is actively offgassing). Not only are the fumes a problem, but if a frog somehow got itself into the uncured stuff it would be awful. Silicone really should be applied only to clean, dry surfaces which might be a challenge in an active viv with the doors closed.

You could put the frogs in a clean plastic container with some moist paper towel or sphagnum; letting the silicone cure for at least a couple days would be ideal, so something with a couple gallons volume would be best.

A bit more complicated way to hang some cork on the wall would be to use neodymium magnets. Silicone one (or more, depending on the size of the cork piece) magnet to the back of the cork, let it cure, and then use another magnet(s) on the outside of the viv to hold it up. Make sure the inner magnet is completely encased in silicone, since constant moisture can damage these magnets, and they are not exactly frog safe (they contain layers of heavy metals that have caused issues in aquariums). A neodymium magnet an inch and a quarter in diameter has a lot of pull.

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I've not done this with cork bark, but I make my own acrylic gecko bowl holders with these.
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You could put the frogs in a clean plastic container with some moist paper towel or sphagnum; letting the silicone cure for at least a couple days would be ideal
This is the way to go. No question.

You can speed the silicone's curing with frequent water-misting once it has "skinned over".

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Impossible, truly. You're probably just suffering unreasonable expectations of what is adequate. Think about how the vendors house their frogs for a weekend trade show - clean food-storage containers ("deli cups") work fine for a weekend. Just don't crowd the animals.

Good luck!
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right I would like to add a bit more cork bark to my vivarium
want to stick it to the side glass
will the silicone sealer fumes harm the frogs as I got nothing to put the frogs in
or is there another was to stick the bark to the glass
Get a couple of plastic shoe boxes from your equivalent of Home Depot and put moist sphagnum moss on the bottom, with s half round piece of cork and a water dish. Your frogs will be happy in there for days. Mist once in a while and feed as normal.

Ventilate the vivarium every hour or so for the first 8 to 10 hours to reduce any concentration of acetic acid so it does not burn the plants.

Good to go.

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